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Gasol adjusting to life as a Raptor after "hectic" few days

14 February, 2019, 08:28 | Author: Candice Daniels
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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.

In 2012, Lin was a last alternative for an injury-hit NY lineup but he came off the bench and sparked the Knicks to seven consecutive wins with clutch shooting and timely passes, a whirlwind effort that became known to Knicks fans as "Lin-sanity".

On the season, Gasol is averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.2 blocks, and 1.1 steals, while shooting 34.4 percent from three-point range (on 4.2 attempts per game).

One day after arguably the biggest trade of the 2019 National Basketball Association trade deadline, Marc Gasol has officially joined the Toronto Raptors. "We're going to get there".

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The team will sign veteran point guard Jeremy Lin once he clears waivers in a couple of days after he was bought out by the Atlanta Hawks. "And what you're playing for, it's exciting as well".

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

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

"It's more about easing him in", Nurse said. Although he hadn't been with the team long, the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year looked comfortable patrolling the defensive end and quickly contributed to the offence. The three-time All-Star was a stalwart of Memphis' "Grit and Grind" era that saw the club make seven straight playoff appearances, including the Western Conference final in the 2012-13 season. 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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