Marc Gasol has officially joined the Toronto Raptors

Potential Knicks target Kawhi Leonard passes on free agency talk

Toronto Raptors' new addition Marc Gasol will make his debut with the team Saturday against the New York Knicks according to The Athletic's Blake Murphy.

The Raptors went into Madison Square Garden and handed the Knicks a 104-99 defeat, which dropped NY to a league-worst 10-45 overall on the season.

He has been linked with a move to the New York Knicks, the LA Clippers as well as the Los Angeles Lakers. Norman Powell also had 14 points, while Kawhi Leonard (11) and Pascal Siakam (10) also scored in double figures. After Jordan missed a pair of free throws, Green drained three 3-pointers during a 9-4 run - interrupted only by a pair of free throws and a layup from Allen - to give Toronto a 97-90 lead with 3:28 left.

After Leonard opened the game with a 3-pointer, the Knicks scored the next 14 points.

And when pressed, Leonard added: "I want to focus on this season".

Leonard spent some time in the NY area previous year away from the Spurs while rehabbing.

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Leonard will be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career and definitely a target of the rebuilding Knicks when the signing period opens up July 1.

"They still come out and support the team even with a losing record, " said Leonard, whose uncle joined him in Toronto.

"Jose was one of the first guys to reach out (and tell me) how much I'm going to love the organization and the city and he was very excited", Gasol told reporters on Saturday.

"Just playing the season right now".

Raptors: Host the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.

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