National Basketball Association trade deadline: Raptors acquire Marc Gasol from Grizzlies

National Basketball Association trade deadline: Raptors acquire Marc Gasol from Grizzlies

National Basketball Association trade deadline: Raptors acquire Marc Gasol from Grizzlies

The Raptors acquired Marc Gasol from the Grizzlies.

The second deal was the bigger one, which sent Gasol to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, CJ Miles and a 2024 second-round pick.

The deal is interesting as it provides not only depth across the roster but also provides the Grizzlies a solid guard in Wright who could even see additional minutes if Conley is dealt.

"Marc has been a dedicated teammate, star player and pillar of this team for the past 11 seasons", Pera said.

After over a decade manning the middle, endearing himself to an entire city for what he did both on and off the court, Marc Gasol is now a Toronto Raptor.

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The team plans to aggressively pursue options who have been, or will be, made available in the buyout market, the Raptors president said during his post-deadline press conference. The 76ers and Bucks have also made major moves as the trade deadline nears, with the Sixers landing Tobias Harris and Milwaukee getting Nikola Mirotic. He is the only player in franchise history to be named to the All-NBA First Team (2014-15) and Second Team (2012-13) and was selected to a franchise-record three NBA All-Star Games (2012, 2015, 2017), starting the 2015 NBA All-Star Game opposite his older brother, Pau Gasol. Miles ($8.7 million) and Valanciunas ($17.6 million) have player options, while Wright will become a restricted free agent and is eligible to receive a $3.6 million qualifying offer in June.

Gasol, 34, is averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and a career-high 4.7 assists (which ranks second among National Basketball Association centers, trailing only Nikola Jokic's 7.7).

Valanciunas has been out since mid-December with a thumb injury but was going to make his return Thursday night against the Atlanta Hawks.

Anthony Davis was benched in the fourth quarter in his return during a 122-117 win over the Wolves on Friday, scoring 32 points with nine rebounds, two assists, three blocks and two turnovers in just 25 minutes. He is averaging 6.9 points, 2.2 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game this season.

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