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Free Agency 2019

Marc Gasol exercises player option for 2019-20 season, the Toronto Raptors announce

Marc Gasol
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The Toronto Raptors announced on Wednesday that Marc Gasol will exercise his $25.6 million player option for the 2019-20 season, meaning he will be with the team for at least one more year.

The Raptors acquired Gasol at the trade deadline for Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, CJ Miles and a 2024 second-round pick. He started in 19 of the 26 regular season games he played with the Raptors, posting 9.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists per contest.

Gasol then started in all 24 of Toronto's games in the playoffs, helping the franchise win its first-ever NBA title with his two-way play. He played a key role in slowing down All-Star centres Nikola Vucevic and Joel Embiid in the first two rounds and had several big-time performances in both the Eastern Conference Finals and NBA Finals.

The upcoming season will be Gasol's 12th season in the NBA. Joining the 34-year-old in free agency next offseason on the Raptors will be Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka and Fred VanVleet.

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