NBA Rumors: Raptors Strike Before Trade Deadline, Acquire Marc Gasol

When the Warriors play at Memphis on March 27 and April 10, they won't be facing Marc Gasol.

That's because the big man was traded to the Raptors just before Thursday's deadline, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

It's not a surprise that Toronto made a move because Philly added Tobias Harris and Milwaukee added Nikola Mirotic. 

When you factor in Boston, the Top 4 in the Eastern Conference is as strong as it's been in a very, very long time.

The Warriors don't face the Raptors again during the regular season, so they will only match up against Gasol if the two teams reach the NBA Finals.

Gasol -- who has played his entire career in Memphis -- turned 34 years old last week. He is averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game this season, but is shooting below 45 percent overall.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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