Former Raptors star helps welcome Marc Gasol to Toronto

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The Raptors would be the eighth National Basketball Association team Lin has played for in his career, which includes stops with the Warriors, Knicks, Rockets, Lakers, Hornets, Nets, and Hawks.

The guard suffered the injury during the second quarter of a victory against the New York Knicks on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

The Raptors were expected to be active in the buyout market after losing four players, while bringing back only Marc Gasol, on trade deadline day. "We're going to get there".

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Along with that gnarly showing of skill and versatility put on display during that, like, three minute sequence, Gasol finished his Raptors home debut with 16 points on 7-for-9 shooting, six rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block as Toronto took a thriller over the Brooklyn Nets. "The amount of energy that you feel around the city is great".

Which is probably why Gasol deftly deflected any queries about his role as a Raptor and whether starting or coming off the bench is a major concern.

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

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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.

Now an National Basketball Association veteran, the Asian-American first made headlines when he burst onto the scene in 2011-12 with the New York Knicks, inspiring a global craze known as 'Linsanity.' The craze was so significant that when he hit a game-winning shot against the Raptors in 2012, it drew a huge cheer - in Toronto. Although he hadn't been with the team long, the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year looked comfortable patrolling the defensive end and quickly contributed to the offence. "Memphis fans - we get some fans in the stands - but not as many as you guys, or "us" now".

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