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Raptors’ Marc Gasol relishing opportunity to face brother, Spurs’ Pau Gasol

The Toronto Raptors host the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, which means we get to see Marc Gasol face off against his older brother Pau Gasol. The Gasol brothers are at different stages of their careers right now. Marc, whom the Raptors acquired at the trade deadline from the Memphis Grizzlies, is expected to be […] The post Raptors’ Marc Gasol relishing opportunity to face brother, Spurs’ Pau Gasol appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Kawhi Leonard says Marc Gasol can ’cause a lot of tension on that low block’

The Toronto Raptors acquired center Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies at the trade deadline, and Raptors star small forward Kawhi Leonard says the veteran big man is a great addition to the team. The Raptors traded shooting guard C.J. Miles, power forward Jonas Valanciunas, swingman Delon Wright, and a 2024 second round pick to […] The post Kawhi Leonard says Marc Gasol can ’cause a lot of tension on that low block’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Toronto Raptors: How trade deadline deals help team’s future

Many rightfully focus on this year’s NBA title race when looking at the Toronto Raptors’ recent trades. Their future should benefit from them as well. The Toronto Raptors seemingly followed the usual NBA trade deadline credo last week: contenders buy for now, pretenders sell for the future. Toronto made a deal to improve its roster […] Toronto Raptors: How trade deadline deals help team’s future - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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3 reasons signing Jeremy Lin was a perfect move for the Raptors

The Toronto Raptors are set to sign Jeremy Lin after the guard was waived by the Atlanta Hawks earlier this week. Many felt the Hawks were going to trade Lin at the deadline last Thursday, but whether Atlanta didn’t get any good offers or simply decided not to move him for whatever reason, he remained […] The post 3 reasons signing Jeremy Lin was a perfect move for the Raptors appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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NBA Rumors: Lakers, Rockets & Raptors Interested In Markieff Morris, Who Was Cleared To Play

One of the few moves the Los Angeles Lakers ended up making on the day of the trade deadline coincided with freeing up roster spot. Originally, guys like Wesley...

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Open Thread: Pau Gasol excited for brother Marc being traded to the Raptors

The elder praises the Grizzlies for putting his kid brother on a title contender. Despite not being traded by the Spurs as he requested, Pau Gasol did have something positive to say about his former Memphis Grizzlies at the trade deadline. Tom Orsborn reported: Pau Gasol grateful Grizzlies traded both him and his brother to title contenders: “It speaks highly of the Grizzlies…I think that’s an appreciation and a great sign of respect for the player." #Spurs https://t.co/mMiKi5jpCF— Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) February 11, 2019 Pau Gasol was with the Memphis Grizzlies until he...

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Is Delon Wright the new backup Point Guard?

Delon Wright was acquired by the Memphis Grizzlies in the Marc Gasol deal with the Toronto Raptors on at this year’s trade deadline. In all the deals the Grizzlies were rumored to be discussing about Marc and Mike, the desired return outside of a first round pick was a young player for the future. Well Delon isn't exactly young. He is 26, soon to be 27, years old and is in his fourth season in the NBA. He is however a 6’5” point guard which is a commodity in today’s switch happy NBA. Wright is in the final year of his rookie contract and will be a restricted free agent this summer,...

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Report: Rockets 1 of 3 teams interested in free agent Markieff Morris

Houston is looking to add the veteran forward to its lineup. The Houston Rockets are reportedly looking to pick up forward Markieff Morris from the free agent market. According to a report by Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, and Toronto Raptors, are interested in signing Morris. Morris was traded from the Washington Wizards to the New Orleans Pelicans the day of the NBA trade deadline, and was cut the day after. Before that, the 29-year-old forward was sidelined with a neck injury, transient cervical neurapraxia, since Dec. 26 after playing 34 games this...

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The Marc Gasol trade makes the Raptors the biggest threat to the Warriors

The NBA trade deadline was filled with a plethora of trades such as the Milwaukee Bucks surrounding Giannis Antetokounmpo with another shooter in Nikola Mirotic, and former no. 1 pick Markelle Fultz heading to the Orlando Magic. However, no trade was as seismic as the one the Toronto Raptors made to acquire Memphis big man […] The post The Marc Gasol trade makes the Raptors the biggest threat to the Warriors appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Sacramento Kings: Ranking the trade deadline deals

The Sacramento Kings were one of many teams to better themselves in the loud, eventful 2019 NBA Trade Deadline. The 2019 NBA Trade Deadline was certainly a memorable one. The Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, and Philadelphia 76ers showed they are going all in on this season, while teams like the Los Angeles Clippers set their […] Sacramento Kings: Ranking the trade deadline deals - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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Raptors’ Fred VanVleet will miss at least three weeks with thumb injury

The Toronto Raptors traded guards C.J. Miles and Delon Wright in the deal that landed them Marc Gasol at the trade deadline, so their backcourt was already a bit thin as it was. Now, it is even thinner. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Raptors backup point guard Fred VanVleet will be sidelined for at […] The post Raptors’ Fred VanVleet will miss at least three weeks with thumb injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Jonas Valanciunas still awaiting post-trade immigration clearance before joining Grizzlies

Jonas Valanciunas was traded from the Toronto Raptors to the Memphis Grizzlies ahead of the trade deadline last Thursday in a deal that sent Marc Gasol to the Raptors, but Valanciunas’ transition to Memphis hasn’t been easy thus far. The big man has not yet been cleared to join the Grizzlies, failing to go through […] The post Jonas Valanciunas still awaiting post-trade immigration clearance before joining Grizzlies appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Nick Nurse hasn’t decided on Raptors starting lineup after Marc Gasol acquisition, expected to keep rotations ‘fluid’

Newly-acquired big man Marc Gasol scored seven points and six rebounds as a reserve in his Toronto debut, but Raptors head coach Nick Nurse hasn’t set his starting lineup in stone just yet, according to a report from Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports. The Raptors dealt for Gasol just before this season’s trade deadline. The […] The post Nick Nurse hasn’t decided on Raptors starting lineup after Marc Gasol acquisition, expected to keep rotations ‘fluid’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Raptors buyout options: they have only 11 players under contract

After trading for Marc Gasol before the trade deadline expired, the Toronto Raptors find themselves with numerous roster openings. Of course, with the buyout market beginning to take shape, the Raptors will have plenty of options to bolster their bench and fill in any holes. 5. Shelvin Mack While the Raptors have a fine backup […] The post Raptors buyout options: they have only 11 players under contract appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Marc Gasol was pleased to see plenty of Raptors fans in New York

The Toronto Raptors may have been the away team against the New York Knicks, but it was difficult for center Marc Gasol to see the difference thanks to the fan turnout. Gasol made his debut with the Raptors after being dealt by the Memphis Grizzlies at the trade deadline. According to Blake Murphy of The […] The post Marc Gasol was pleased to see plenty of Raptors fans in New York appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Marc Gasol discusses his Raptors debut

Saturday night marked the first time that Marc Gasol donned a different jersey aside from the usual dark blue of the Memphis Grizzlies. The Spanish big man made his debut for the Toronto Raptors after they traded for him just hours before the NBA’s trade deadline last February 7. Gasol opened up about his first […] The post Marc Gasol discusses his Raptors debut appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Can the Grizzlies now rebuild Jaren Jackson Jr. as the franchise cornerstone?

If Zach Randolph leaving the Memphis Grizzlies for the Sacramento Kings during the summer of 2017 did not signal the official end of the Grit ‘n Grind era, then the Grizzlies’ trade of Marc Gasol at the Thursday deadline certainly did. After 10-and-a-half seasons in Memphis, Gasol was dealt to the Toronto Raptors at the […] The post Can the Grizzlies now rebuild Jaren Jackson Jr. as the franchise cornerstone? appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Toronto Raptors: What could have been at the trade deadline

Under different circumstances, the Toronto Raptors could have reportedly ended up with either Nikola Mirotic or Kristaps Porzingis. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be well aware that Marc Gasol is now a member of the Toronto Raptors. However, it could have turned out a lot differently. According to ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Raptors were close to […] Toronto Raptors: What could have been at the trade deadline - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts

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Toronto Raptors: Grading their 2019 NBA trade deadline

The Toronto Raptors are all in this year making a splash at the 2019 NBA trade deadline. Here is a breakdown, analysis of their moves and what’s next. In the last 72 hours, the president of basketball operations, Masai Ujiri and general manager Bobby Webster of the Toronto Raptors have been busy to say the […] Toronto Raptors: Grading their 2019 NBA trade deadline - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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Jeff Goodman ranks the East following active NBA trade deadline - The Garden Report

Jeff Goodman joins Toscano and Grenham to look back at a very active NBA Trade Deadline... TD GARDEN — Digesting the active NBA Trade Deadline, Jimmy Toscano and Chris Grenham were joined by Stadium and Good n Plenty Podcast host, Jeff Goodman. The trio debate the new tops in the East, the buy-out market options and how all of these moves affect the Boston Celtics. Jeff Goodman on Danny Ainge’s Next Moves CLNS’ Jimmy Toscano like the Toronto Raptors with the Celtics landing “right there in the end.” CelticsBlog and CLNS‘er, Chris Grenham had top notch compliments for the...

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Game Preview: Knicks vs Raptors 2/9/19

Crap turds. Have you heard? There is a caravan of cretaceous creepozoids, headed for New York City. The Knicks (10-44) have lost fifteen straight games, which is somehow a mere one game behind the Raptors number of losses for the whole season at 40-16. Now would be a good time to hold on to your butts. Toronto might be debuting their big name trade deadline acquisition, Marc Gasol. Their depth chart will be shaken around but they should still be able to regularly throttle opponents. This game might actually prove it’s importance by being the closest thing to a full practice squad as the...

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Kevin Pritchard reveals whether Pacers recently considered making any trades

The Indiana Pacers found themselves in a very interesting position at the trade deadline. A few weeks ago, the Pacers looked like sure-fire buyers, but after Victor Oladipo went down with a season-ending knee injury against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 23, Indiana’s fate quickly changed. Clearly no longer contenders without Oladipo, the Pacers looked […] The post Kevin Pritchard reveals whether Pacers recently considered making any trades appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Which NBA teams improved the most at the trade deadline? | Jalen & Jacoby

Jalen Rose goes in depth on which teams helped their chances to reach the 2019 NBA Finals at the NBA trade deadline, including the Toronto Raptors getting Marc Gasol and the Milwaukee Bucks trading for Nikola Mirotic. ✔

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Rumor: Vibes with Raptors have been ‘off’ the past 6 weeks

The NBA trade deadline loosed the petty child in all of the NBA — perhaps for good reason — and the Toronto Raptors were no exception. ESPN has the scoop about the situation with the Raptors, which has been a bit off since the trade deadline began looming: The vibes out of Toronto over the […] The post Rumor: Vibes with Raptors have been ‘off’ the past 6 weeks appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Masai Ujiri says Raptors will be aggressive in buyout market

By landing former Memphis Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol an hour before the trade deadline, the Toronto Raptors emerged as one of the big winners of this season’s edition of the trade deadline fiasco. However, it appears that the team are far from done, with Raptors president Masai Ujiri claiming that Toronto intends to be […] The post Masai Ujiri says Raptors will be aggressive in buyout market appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Toronto Raptors: 3 ways Marc Gasol will help the team

NBA veteran Marc Gasol will continue his noteworthy career with the Toronto Raptors in the hopes of bringing them closer to the championship. Just hours before the 2019 trade deadline, the Toronto Raptors pulled the trigger on a rather significant trade. One that hopefully elevates them to the next contending level. As reported by ESPN‘s […] Toronto Raptors: 3 ways Marc Gasol will help the team - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

NBA Trade Deadline Winners & Losers | CBS Sports HQ

Brad Botkin and Reid Forgrave join CBS Sports HQ to break down all the moves made (and not made) by the Lakers, Pelicans, 76ers, Bucks, Raptors and more.

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Column: NBA trade deadline provides best reality show around

The latest episode of "Survivor: NBA" was quite a cliffhanger. All kinds of intrigue. A hefty dose of griping. Some thoroughly unexpected plot twists. Now that's a reality show worth watching. "They always catch me by surprise," said Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse, whose team had a major role in the plotline. "There's so much going on all the time." Despite complaints from the likes of Kevin Durant and LeBron James, the league's off-the-court drama leading up to Thursday's trade deadline was a welcome respite from the long, sometimes dreary regular season — enhancing all the compelling...

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Hornets came very close to trading for Marc Gasol until further haggling

The Charlotte Hornets came mightily close to acquire Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies, as they were previously considered the frontrunners to trade for him before the NBA trade deadline, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe. The Toronto Raptors, however, wound up wooing the Grizzlies by offering Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, C.J. Miles, and 2024 second-round pick in […] The post Hornets came very close to trading for Marc Gasol until further haggling appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Toronto planning to sign Malcolm Miller to 10-day contract

The Toronto Raptors went all-in at the NBA trade deadline and added another All-Star level player to their starting lineup in Marc Gasol. In the swap, Toronto received Gasol while sending Jonas Valaciunas, C.J. Miles, Delon Wright, and a second-round pick to the Memphis Grizzlies in return. The move was an obvious upgrade for the […] The post Toronto planning to sign Malcolm Miller to 10-day contract appeared first on ClutchPoints.

NBA Daily Show: Feb. 7 - The Starters

On Thursday's Trade Deadline Special, the guys discuss all the big trades: Marc Gasol to the Raptors, Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks, Harrison Barnes to the Kings, Markelle Fultz to the Magic, Otto Porter to the Bulls, Avery Bradley to the Grizzlies, and the