Raptors Roster & Starting Lineup After Marc Gasol Trade

Raptors Roster & Starting Lineup After Marc Gasol Trade

The Raptors entered Thursday as +220 East favourites at Sports Interaction, and they just got better.

The Toronto Raptors were one of the biggest movers and shakers on National Basketball Association trade deadline day, landing three-time All-Star center Marc Gasol in exchange for Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, C.J.

The Raptors also sent center Greg Monroe to the Brooklyn Nets for a second-round pick, The Athletic reports.

The Grizzlies have been open to trading Marc Gasol for a few weeks now.

Parker, 36, said that the Spurs offered the same contract that the Hornets did, but that the role he would play in Charlotte was different than the one that the Spurs had planned for him, also noting that he wanted to play for his idol Michael Jordan.

News of the deal broke just an hour before the trade deadline at 3:00 p.m.

Gasol took home the award after the 2013 season.

Wright has been with Toronto since being picked 20th overall by the Raptors out of Utah in 2015.

Valanciunas has been out since mid-December with a thumb injury but was going to make his return Thursday night against the Atlanta Hawks.

In parting ways with Valanciunas, the Raptors lose a genuinely likeable big man, a guy who had become a franchise great somewhat by virtue of having been a long-serving member of the team during the best era in its history.

Ujiri made two moves just prior to the 2017 deadline, acquiring Serge Ibaka from the Orlando Magic and P.J. Tucker from the Phoenix Suns. With that possibility now out the window for the time being, they've fallen back down to +4000, which is even worse than they were before. "I don't think there's one thing I can say or do [to change that], you know what I mean?" Especially considering how much pressure they're under to go on a deep playoff run - something that could be vital if they want to convince Kawhi Leonard to stay.

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