NBA Odds: Raptors Still East Favourites After Marc Gasol Trade

NBA Odds: Raptors Still East Favourites After Marc Gasol Trade

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Raptors have acquired Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies for Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright and CJ Miles.

While the West's Golden State Warriors remain the team to beat on Sports Interaction's National Basketball Association title odds, the Eastern Conference is now clearly better than the West at the top following Thursday's trade deadline.

Despite the fact that his name was mentioned in trade rumors for some time during the lead-up to the deadline, however, 3 p.m. came and went without Conley getting traded. They make moves, and they make moves for the best of the organization.

A fan favourite in Toronto, Valanciunas showed flashes of promise with the Raptors but never fully materialized into a dominant centre. That Raptors team was swept by Cleveland in the second round of the playoffs.

Gasol, 34, is on contract for $21.1 million (U.S.) this season with a player option worth $25.5 million next year.


He has been linked to trade rumours this week, but said Thursday he hopes to stay in Toronto. Now the Bucks will be one of just two teams to have at least three players who attempt a minimum of six three-pointers per game.

Instead, they just matched the 22 wins from last season on Tuesday in a game Gasol left the arena early after being benched without explanation.

Valanciunas is averaging 12.8 points and 7.2 rebounds while Wright is scoring 6.9 points per game and Miles is putting up 5.5 points. He's now averaging 4.7 assists per game, the highest mark of his career and the second-most among centres this season behind only Nikola Jokic.

The Raptors are doing all they can to get to the NBA Finals this season, but you already knew that. He was in his second season in Toronto, having joined the team during the 2017 off-season.

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