Marc Gasol has officially joined the Toronto Raptors

Marc Gasol has officially joined the Toronto Raptors

The team said VanVleet suffered a "partial ligament injury" during Saturday's game.

With all eyes on Big Spain ahead of his first home game in a Toronto Raptors uniform, the club's newest star was confronted with his first big test on Monday.

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".

Marc Gasol finished with 7 points, 6 rebounds in his Toronto debut and the Raptors won their 4th straight game as they beat the New York Knicks by a 104-99 final.

"I'm playing the season right now, but I'll just talk to people to see what I want to do, " Leonard said after his first Garden visit Saturday with the Raptors.

The Palo Alto, California native is averaging 10.7 points, 3.5 assists, and 2.3 rebounds in 51 games for the Hawks this season.

A few days before the trade deadline, Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated reported that the Raptors had offered the Grizzlies Kyle Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas in exchange for Gasol and Mike Conley. "So that makes things a lot easier because at the end of the day that's the answer that you're going to get". "The amount of energy that you feel around the city is great".

This wasn't the first time the Raptors had been linked to Gasol. "And what you're playing for, it's exciting as well".

"It's more about easing him in", Nurse said. Gasol was also named Defensive Player of the Year in 2013. 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.