Memphis Grizzlies to trade Marc Gasol to Toronto Raptors

Elena Summers
February 8, 2019

The 76ers also parted ways with last year's No. 1 overall pick, Markelle Fultz, dealing him to Orlando for Jonathan Simmons and multiple draft picks.

Now, team president Masai Ujiri hopes Toronto isn't done yet.

Marc Gasol will have a chance to contend for a title with the Toronto Raptors. Ujiri added that he's already spoken to some agents regarding buyout candidates, via The Athletic's Eric Koreen.

The Utah Jazz haven't been involved in a trade yet - at least not one that's gone public - but former Beehive State players Delon Wright and C.J. Miles will reportedly have new National Basketball Association homes. The two might even see more court time together than Valanciunas and Ibaka did thanks to their abilities to space the floor.

Valanciunas is averaging 12.8 points and 7.2 rebounds while Wright is scoring 6.9 points per game and Miles is putting up 5.5 points. What I feel inside and how I feel about Memphis and its people has nothing to do with the franchise or a temporary thing.

The Raptors entered Thursday as +220 East favourites at Sports Interaction, and they just got better.

Bradley averaged 8.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 49 games for the Clippers this season. The Raptors (39-16) currently sit in second place in the Eastern Conference standings and are in win-now mode with no guarantee Kawhi Leonard re-signs this offseason. Miles was averaging less than 15 minutes per game. This also opens up a roster space for a potential buyout player. Or...

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

"I'll play anywhere", Conley told reporters at Thursday's morning shootaround. Or, perhaps, Gasol comes off the bench. He was selected by the Raptors in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft.

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