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Raptors Kawhi Leonard won't play on Thursday against the Atlanta Hawks due to sore left knee

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Kawhi Leonard will be out of Thursday's game against the Atlanta Hawks.

Leonard will sit out the Raptors' third and final matchup with the Hawks due to a left sore knee.

This will be the 15th time this season Leonard has sat out of the Raptors lineup, the team is 11-3 without him.

Toronto reportedly struck a deal to acquire Grizzlies' big man Marc Gasol ahead of Thursday's trade deadline. With the trade not yet official, the Raptors will be shorthanded with Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright and C.J. Miles expected to be shipped to Memphis.

Head coach Nick Nurse told the media pregame to expect to see Pascal Siakam at centre on Thursday night according to Blake Murphy of the Athletic.

Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Jordan Loyd, Danny Green, Patrick McCaw, Norman Powell, O.G. Anunoby, Serge Ibaka and Siakam will be the nine men available for Nurse to use on the road in Atlanta.

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