Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Marc Gasol says high post-season hopes made move to Toronto easier

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Kristopher Love | 14 February, 2019, 08:28

VanVleet will wear a splint for three weeks, the team said in a statement on Monday before its home game against the Brooklyn Nets. The Raptors would be the eighth National Basketball Association team Lin has played for in his career, which includes stops with the Warriors, Knicks, Rockets, Lakers, Hornets, Nets, and Hawks.

Leonard shot 4-of-15 for 11 points in a 104-99 Raptors win.

One day after arguably the biggest trade of the 2019 National Basketball Association trade deadline, Marc Gasol has officially joined the Toronto Raptors. ESPN reported Monday afternoon that sharpshooter Jeremy Lin was en route to Toronto. "So that makes things a lot easier because at the end of the day that's the answer that you're going to get".

Lin has played 457 career National Basketball Association games with Golden State, New York, Houston, the Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte, Brooklyn and Atlanta with averages of 11.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.1 steals a contest.

Gasol stepped onto the hardwood with 2:20 remaining in the first quarter and the Raptors down 23-17.

Marc Gasol made his Toronto Raptors debut on Saturday night after spending his entire career with the Memphis Grizzlies.

The US-based sports network's website said Lin, a 30-year-old point guard best known for his "Lin-sanity" run of success with NY in 2012, could wind up with the Canadian club by mid-week. Either way, he's aware of the history players like Calderon and Spanish Federation president Jorge Garbajosa had with the organization, which now features national team head coach Sergio Scariolo, a first-year Nick Nurse assistant and big man Serge Ibaka, who plays internationally for Spain and has done so alongside Gasol and his brother Pau.

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.

Marc worked his way into a franchise player, earning three all-star nominations and winning the NBA's defensive player of the year award in 2013. "Memphis fans - we get some fans in the stands - but not as many as you guys, or "us" now".