Yesterday's shocking revelation that Raptor's star centre Jonas Valančiūnas was heading to the Grizzlies was a hard pill to swallow for some of the player's most passionate fans. Valančiūnas himself had even stated in a recent interview that he wished to stay in Toronto and was paying no mind to trade rumours. “I’ve been in rumours so many times I don’t even look at it,” he once said, according to TSN.
Tributes to the celebrated ex-Raptor have flooded social media, with Valančiūnas fans of praising him for his contribution to the team and the city as a whole. Valančiūnas was first drafted to the Raptors back in 2012 making his NBA debut with them on October 31st.
Although the many fans mourned the loss of Valančiūnas, there were also more than a few who considered his replacement former Grizzlies centre Marc Gasol, an exciting addition to the team.
His new teammates seemed equally as excited to see Gasol put on a Raptors jersey and get to work. “He’s one of the best fives in the league for a long time now,” gushed Raptors guard Fred VanVleet, according to TSN. “A perennial all-star, Defensive Player of the Year, so just really excited to see how we can acclimate him to what we do and see how much he can give us a boost. Obviously, we are very excited about that.”
It was no doubt a risky move for the Raptors to trade the 26-year old Valančiūnas for the 34-year old Gasol. However, despite the fact that Gasol is not the player that he used to be, his experience and record speak for itself and his new spot on the Raptors is sure to make things very interesting this season.
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Forget your glass slippers, and grab your hiking boots. These enchanting Ontario hiking trails look straight out of a fairy tale.
Across the province, there are so many magical hikes that will have you feeling like the star of a Disney movie. From a tiny bird village that looks like it belongs in Snow White to a giant tree with a smiling face, you definitely will want to discover these spots for yourself.
Why You Need To Go: Exploring Crawford Lake Conservation Area is like stepping into an enchanted forest. Here, you can't help but marvel at all the charming wood carvings of animals and birds along the path.
Why You Need To Go: The boardwalk isn't the only thing to see in Mer Bleu Conservation Area. Along Trail 50, you can find a bird village with tiny houses, churches and restaurants hanging from the tree.
Photos of the cast and crew hard at work in Hamilton have been popping up on social media over the past several days. Elliot Page kicked things off by posting a selfie from what looks like to be the inside of a trailer — the telling sign is the post-it note tucked right under his mirror.
Page and his co-star Emmy Raver-Lampan were snapped on set in this photo posted on Wednesday afternoon.
Elliot Page seen for the first time back on set of The Umbrella Academy. https://t.co/fr2Qa8Wo8G