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NBA Trade 2018-19 Review: Toronto Raptors - Marc Gasol, Jeremy Lin Inclusion & more

Achyut Dubey
ANALYST
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6.56K   //    17 Feb 2019, 10:59 IST

#2. The Raptors lost to OKC in the race for Markieff Morris; Acquired Jeremy Lin

Markieff Morris fits in a bench role with the Thunder
Markieff Morris fits in a bench role with the Thunder

Going through a dip in his career numbers recently, Markieff averaged 11.5 points and 5.1 rebounds while shooting 43.6 per cent from the field along the 34 games with the Wizards prior to the trade. However, his ability to contribute on both ends of the floor would have bode well in a bench role in Toronto had they reeled him in.

Golden State, New York, Houston, the Lakers, Charlotte, Brooklyn, Atalanta and now Toronto. Fair to say, Lin has seen his lion's share of NBA franchises. In the aftermath of Fred VanVleet's left thumb ligament injury(out for five weeks), Lin has taken the backup point guard spot behind Kyle Lowry

"He’s a good player," Nurse said of Lin. "We want to get good players on the floor … I’m excited to see him."

Also, according to ESPN,

In a separate deal, the Raptors traded veteran center Greg Monroe and a 2021 second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for cash considerations.
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