Today was supposed to be abouthappy feelings. The Raptors were scheduled to get Jonas Valanciunas back from his hand injury, making it he first time in months that they had a fully healthy roster. Then out of nowhere, Adrian Wojnarowski dropped the bomb that the Raptors traded JV, along with Delon Wright, CJ Miles and a 2024 second round pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for Marc Gasol.
Toronto is planning to send Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, CJ Milles and a 2024 second-round pick to the the Grizzlies for Gasol, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
While many fans were up in arms about the deal (myself included), we realize that there is an actual game to be played tonight. Tonight it’s the Atlanta Hawks, a game for which the Raptors will have nine active players after the announcement that Kawhi Leonard will miss the game with a sore knee.
Word just in from Raptors PR — Kawhi Leonard out vs. Hawks with sore knee. Raptors have nine players available vs. Hawks. He went through shootaround this AM and was on floor pre-game. Late decision.— Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) February 7, 2019
Here is Josh Kern’s preview of tonight’s game, and below are the updated details for tonight’s matchup. Let’s watch.
Where to Watch
TSN, 7:30 PM EST
Toronto: Fred VanVleet, Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Pascal Siakam, Serge Ibaka
Atlanta: Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, Taurean Prince, John Collins, Dewayne Dedmon
Toronto: Kawhi Leonard (out - knee)
Atlanta: Miles Plumlee (questionable - knee)