Toronto Raptors Acquire Marc Gasol In Trade With Memphis Grizzlies

Tanya Simon
February 8, 2019

The team reportedly offered Kyle Lowry and Valanciunas to Memphis for he and Mike Conley earlier this week, a proposal that was quickly rebuffed by the Grizzlies.

Gasol has been with the Grizzlies for 11 seasons, which was tied with Russell Westbrook for the fourth-longest tenure with one franchise among active players. The former second-team All-American is averaging 8.0 points, 2.9 asissts, 2.9 rebounds and 20 minutes this season in his third season as an National Basketball Association reserve. Big-name players like Tobias Harris and Harrison Barnes already have been traded, and many others could be on the move before 3 p.m. ET.

Raptors fans were excited to see the return of star centre Jonas Valančiūnas tonight, who was out of commission for two months after he dislocated his left thumb during a game against the Gold State Warriors.

My main man Otto Porter was traded yesterday and Nikola Mirotic, who the Jazz have also been said to covet, was dealt by the New Orleans Pelicans to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday morning.

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The 21-year-old was forced by governing body the FIA to attend a race of the all-electric Formula E series and observe the stewards.

"I have been in rumours so many times I don't even look at it".

Wright, who will become a free agent after the 2019-20 season, is averaging 6.9 points and 2.2 assists this season.

Marc Gasol is on the move after all - just not to the team anyone anticipated. He's also sound defensively, as a former NBA Defensive Player of the Year. "I love Toronto and I want to stay here".

SInce Dec.14, the Raptors are 16-9 without Valaciunas in the lineup and are second in the Eastern Conference. Wright is a nice wing to add, and extra picks are never bad, but a second-rounder from the Raptors isn't exactly that exciting.

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