Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol traded to the Raptors

Raptors' Kawhi Leonard dodges free agency questions 'We're here to win': Gasol says high post-season hopes made Toronto transition easier
Rita Gibson | 14 February, 2019, 08:29

VanVleet will wear a splint for three weeks, the team said in a statement on Monday before its home game against the Brooklyn Nets.

Following over a decade with the Memphis Grizzlies, the 34-year-old was shipped to the Toronto Raptors just before Thursday's National Basketball Association trade deadline.

Gasol came off the bench and had 7 points and 6 rebounds in 19 minutes.

Arguably the strangest and most hilarious routine in the Association, the Toronto point guard's teammates graciously hit the floor and partake in various workout-mimicking antics while Lowry frees them one-by-one with the power of a theatrical handshake.

"I'm playing the season right now, but I'll just talk to people to see what I want to do, " Leonard said after his first Garden visit Saturday with the Raptors. "So that makes things a lot easier because at the end of the day that's the answer that you're going to get".

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"We were playing in NY and you could already feel that energy", Gasol said.

After years of being the biggest star in Memphis, his debut with Toronto was the first time he watched the opening tip of an National Basketball Association game while healthy from the sidelines since December 26, 2008.

Based on his performance, it didn't appear to concern him very much at all.

A person familiar with the terms says Marc Gasol is going to the Toronto Raptors in a deal that also includes Jonas Valanciunias headed to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Gasol stepped onto the hardwood with 2:20 remaining in the first quarter and the Raptors down 23-17. You understand the chance you have coming from a team that hasn't made the playoffs last year and more likely than not this year as well, having a chance to be back (in the post-season), you know how much it means.

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