Toronto Raptors: 5 Impactful Players From This Season

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MILWAUKEE, WI – NOVEMBER 2: Marc Gasol #33 of the Toronto Raptors looks on during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on November 2, 2019 at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images).

The Toronto Raptors have tons of talent on their team, but for this season there were some specific players who had a major impact on the court and thats what helped the Raptors get one of the best records in the league when the season was put on pause.

The Toronto Raptors have a very deep team this year with tons of help all over the lineup and it has shown this season with the record they have.

The team has so much talent that there were a handful of players who had a major impact on the floor this year.

The team has their leader in Kyle Lowry but other than him other guys stepped up in big ways and led themselves too.

5. Marc Gasol – 35 years old – C

2019-20 stats – 36 GP – 7.6 PPG – 6.3 RPG – 3.4 APG – .419 FG% – .402 3P% – .722 FT%

At my number five spot I have “Big Spain” Marc Gasol, and to many Gasol may not be that important because he doesn’t put up big offensive numbers but he can give you a big night on the offensive side once in a while.

Gasol was traded from Memphis to Toronto during the 2019 NBA trade deadline in the big deal that saw Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, CJ Miles, and a 2024 second round pick go to Memphis. For the Raptors that might of seemed like a lot to give up for a player in his mid 30s, but it was worth it and we know why. Gasol has made himself one of, if not the best defensive big man in the league throughout his career and that’s what helps this Toronto Raptors team the most.

Like I said Marc Gasol won’t put up big offensive numbers but he will still produce but always provide elite defending, and thats what he provided this season being the Toronto Raptors best defender at the moment. (Stats from NBA.com)

 

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