When the Brooklyn Nets visit the Toronto Raptors on Monday night, it will be a meeting of teams that are making adjustments on the fly.
Marc Gasol, obtained in a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday, will be playing his second game for Toronto.
Meanwhile, the Nets are working in two players returning from injury -- Caris LeVert and Allen Crabbe.
Gasol made his Raptors debut Saturday in a 104-99 road win over the New York Knicks. Gasol did not start as coach Nick Nurse works him into the team after he was obtained for Jonas Valanciunas, C.J. Miles and Delon Wright.
After not playing in six days, Gasol entered the game Saturday late in the first quarter.
"(Gasol) played with the second unit the whole time, gave him a couple of minutes at the end of both of those runs, right?" Nurse said. "That was good, they need somebody like that to kind of keep them ... ticking over, right, as far as the offense is going. I think he created a ton of shots. I think he might have had one assist for the night but he could just as easily had about eight, you know what I'm saying? A couple of back-cuts, we missed some layups, he had some great kickouts for 3s, we missed most of those, it seems.
"But that was a good debut. You could see a class player out there, without question." >> Read More
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