The Toronto Raptors have reportedly agreed to a commerce with the Memphis Grizzlies that can ship veteran middle Marc Gasol north of the border in trade for Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, CJ Miles and a 2024 second-round choose.
The Raptors are at present second within the Eastern Conference with a file of 39-16, whereas the Grizzlies rank among the many worst within the league at 22-23.
Gasol, 34, is averaging 15.7 factors, eight.6 rebounds and four.7 assists in 53 video games this season. He can change into a free agent this summer season by opting out of the ultimate 12 months of his $25.5 million contract for the 2019-20 season.
Valanciunas, 26, has missed Toronto’s final 25 video games with a thumb damage, however was scheduled to return to the lineup tonight in Atlanta. The Raptors even tweeted out “I am Back” with a photograph of Valanciunas, simply a few hours earlier than he was traded to Memphis.
Several groups close to the highest of the Eastern Conference standings have made main strikes because the 3pm commerce deadline approaches, together with the Philadelphia 76ers, who landed Tobias Harris earlier this week, and the Milwaukee Bucks, who acquired Nikola Mirotic in a take care of the Pelicans simply moments earlier than the Raptors-Grizzlies deal was introduced.
Memphis will not be accomplished making strikes simply but. The group can also be trying to commerce veteran level guard Mike Conley and a number of groups are reportedly , together with the Utah Jazz.
(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)