Delon Wright, C.J. Miles getting traded to Memphis for Marc Gasol

08 February, 2019, 07:46 | Author: Greg Lawrence
  • New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis smiles during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. Only a few hours remain to determine if the Anth

If they want to call me, that'd be great.

Toronto is acquiring Grizzlies center Marc Gasol in the first blockbuster of trade deadline day, ESPN.com reports.

The Raptors sent popular veteran forward Jonas Valanciunas, C.J. Miles and Delon Wright, plus a 2024 second-round draft pick to the Grizzlies. Gasol, while at 34 is eight years older than the big Lithuanian, is a three-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA, and a former Defensive Player of the Year.

Valanciunas, 26, has been the Raptors' starting center and has compiled season averaged of 12.8 points and 7.2 rebounds.

Sam Amick and Tony Jones of The Athletic both reported that the Pacers have been in contact with the Memphis Grizzlies about Conley.

Gasol heads north of the border averaging 15.7 points with 8.6 rebounds per game.

An hour before the Raptors moved for Gasol, the Milwaukee Bucks acquired sharpshooter Nikola Mirotic from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Stanley Johnson, Jason Smith and four second-round picks, according to reports.

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Porzingis averaged 22.7 points and 6.6 rebounds per game before his injury last season (Feb. 6). That's enough cap space to attempt to sign two maximum-salary free agents.

Valanciunas had been expected to return to the court Thursday after missing 25 games with an injured thumb.

Now, he'll try to do the same thing with the Raptors, who figure to have a great shot at making the NBA Finals this season with the addition of Gasol to the roster.

Lowry is averaging a career-high 9.2 assists with 14.2 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting 41 percent from the field.

"I have been in rumours so many times I don't even look at it".

The Grizzlies came into this season insisting they could be a playoff team.

According to NBA.com, Gasol is generating 3.4 points per game in the post this season - roughly a quarter of his scoring - putting him behind 10 players for most in the league.

Miles, 31, is averaging 5.5 points and 1.7 rebounds this season.

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