Yet, given how Valanciunas' name was commonly popping up in trade rumors, the Raptors had to know the tweet had a chance of backfiring at the deadline.
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The Toronto Raptors are all in for the 2018-2019 season.
On the season, Gasol is averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 4.7 assists in 33.7 minutes per game.
Valanciunas, who was set to make his return from a broken hand on Thursday night, said he was aware of the trade rumours but wasn't anxious.More news: Jay-Z joining the fight for 21 Savage's freedom
Gasol is slated to make $24.1 million USA this season and has a player option for $25.6 million next season. He's still a really, really good basketball player, and with his addition, the Raptors suddenly have a major upgrade in their frontcourt, something they could use in a seven-game postseason series against someone like Joel Embiid or Al Horford.
"I have been in rumours so many times I don't even look at it".
"Experience does that for you", Valanciunas told reporters in Atlanta on Thursday morning. But at just 20 years old, Fultz likely will generate continued interest on the trade market. The Charlotte Hornets have been active in trade talk over the years, but they could make a splash this year. The Raptors (39-16) currently sit in second place in the Eastern Conference standings and are in win-now mode with no guarantee Kawhi Leonard re-signs this offseason. That Raptors team was swept by Cleveland in the second round of the playoffs.More news: Red carpet nixed after Liam Neeson reveals racist thoughts