Friday, 22 February, 2019

The Toronto Raptors are set to sign Jeremy Lin

Raptors' Kawhi Leonard dodges free agency questions 'We're here to win': Gasol says high post-season hopes made Toronto transition easier
Frederick Owens | 14 February, 2019, 08:28

Leonard shot 4-of-15 for 11 points in a 104-99 Raptors win. Another big difference between life with the Grizzlies and his new reality with the Raptors was where he started the game: on the bench.

The three-time All-Star also mentioned the familiarity he has with former Memphis Grizzlies teammate Kyle Lowry, former Spanish National Team teammate Serge Ibaka and the multiple playoff runs he had against Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. By starting Saturday's contest on the bench, his streak of 740 straight starts was broken.

"It's more about easing him in", Nurse said.

Gasol figured he might be in for a hero's welcome in Toronto - he's already had a small taste of the Raptors' fan support when he debuted on the road at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

Although this is the first time that the 34-year-old Gasol has been traded in his 11-year career, the warm welcomes, guidance of others and familiar faces within the organization seem to be helping with his transition.

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Gasol, who clearly wasn't informed of - or paying attention to - this Raptors home game staple, was left confused, and honestly looked kind of sad, as the rest of the boys took their positions for K-Low's intro. He defended the paint, moved the ball very nicely and rebounded effectively.

Then, with Toronto holding onto a slim three-point advantage late in the third quarter, he likely gained some respect from his new co-workers by taking a charge from Kevin Knox.

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's night wasn't overly flashy, but that wasn't expected from the new big man.

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