Report: Raptors nearing deal for Marc Gasol
NBA.com Global on Feb 08, 2019 03:08 AM
FILE - MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 12: Marc Gasol #33 of the Memphis Grizzlies is introduced before the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on March 12, 2018 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA.com staff report
The Toronto Raptors are finalizing a deal to land Memphis Grizzlies star center Marc Gasol, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Memphis is finalizing a trade to send center Marc Gasol to Toronto, league sources tell ESPN. Details soon.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
Toronto is planning to send Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, CJ Milles and a 2024 second-round pick to the the Grizzlies for Gasol, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
The Grizzlies reportedly will receive Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, CJ Miles, and a 2024 second-round pick in exchange for Gasol.
The 34-year-old center is averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists over 53 games with the Grizzlies this season. Gasol has spent his entire 10-year career with the Grizzlies.
The Raptors (39-16) currently sit in second place in the East. The addition of Gasol should help them keep pace with the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers, who were both busy on Thursday's (Friday, PHL time) NBA trade deadline.
Jonas Valanciunas had been sidelined since Dec. 12 (Dec. 13, PHL time) with a dislocated left thumb. Prior to the trade, Valanciunas was expected to return to the Raptors' lineup against the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time).