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Memphis Trading Marc Gasol to Toronto Raptors

08 February, 2019, 07:48 | Author: Delia Walker
  • Kyle Lowry Raptors

ESPN, which first reported the Gasol deal, also said CJ Miles and Delon Wright were included in the deal with Valanciunas.

The Toronto Raptors are reportedly finalizing an agreement to acquire Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies.

He averaged 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.2 blocks per game.

The 6ft 10in Mirotic is averaging 16.7 points per game and 8.3 rebounds, both career highs, in 32 games. Some involved believe when Memphis prematurely sat Gasol-whereas Charlotte's roster remained active-the Grizz forfeited leverage.

Utah Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey and his brain trust have reportedly been aggressive in their attempts to upgrade the team's roster ahead of Wednesday's National Basketball Association trade deadline.

Kyle Lowry appears to be one of those players, but the Raptors starting point guard is taking everything in stride.

The deal came at an interesting time for the big Lithuanian, who was expected to be in Toronto's lineup for Thursday night's game in Atlanta after missing the previous 25 games with a dislocated left thumb.




"Markieff was an important part of our team during his time here, and we appreciate his contributions over the last four seasons".

This season, Gasol has made 53 starts with the Grizzlies. The Hornets were also interested in Gasol.

Valanciunas hasn't played in almost two months after suffering a dislocated thumb, but is ready to return to the lineup.

Valanciunas, who was set to make his return from a broken hand on Thursday night, said he was aware of the trade rumours but wasn't anxious.

All of which is to say, the Raptors lost two guys who hadn't been key pieces all season and one in Valanciunas who was replaced by someone who is significantly better at the same position.

Miles, 31, has mostly fallen out of the rotation in Toronto.

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