April 9, 2019, 11:24 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol checked in with nine points, six rebounds, an assist, a steal and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Wolves on Tuesday.
Gasol finished the season with top-50 per-game value and top-35 total value, but he saw a notable decline in his output after being traded. The 16.3 percent usage he posted as a Raptor is the lowest mark he's posted in any year of his career, and he simply doesn't need to dominate touches to make the Toronto offense hum with his basketball IQ. While his season averages of 13.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.1 steals, 1.1 blocks and 1.2 triples in 30.9 mpg are fine and dandy, Gasol only averaged 9.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.9 blocks and 0.8 triples in 25.0 mpg with the Raptors. From his Raptors debut onward, he was only a top-95 player. Just something to keep in mind if Kawhi re-signs and the Raptors get to run this back.