Delon Wright, C.J. Miles getting traded to Memphis for Marc Gasol
- Author: Stacy Allen Feb 10, 2019,
Feb 10, 2019, 0:21
Gasol has career averages of 15.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.5 blocked shots a game for the Grizzlies. We have a good future in front of us for this season, so I just want to go on the court and play ball and win the games. Originally drafted in the second round by the Jazz out of high school in 2005, the 6-foot-5 wing player had played for Utah (2005-12), Cleveland (2012-14) and in (2014-17) before signing a three-year deal with Toronto last offseason.
He obliged. It was Ujiri's biggest trade-deadline deal since he returned to the team as GM in 2013. "I have been in rumours so many times I don't even look at it".
Mike Conley Jr.is on the trade block and prefers a move to the Eastern 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.
Of all the teams that were interested in Marc Gasol, the Toronto Raptors were the best option for him, as a player. Keeping that in mind, the Raptors are a high caliber team that can use Gasol to boost their way to the postseason, finals, and a hopeful championship in Toronto.
Jonas Valanciunas had been sidelined since December 12 (Dec. 13, PHL time) with a dislocated left thumb.
"I think with a player like Marc, we had talked about it for some time, it lined it up well for us I think (Gasol is still) a very strong player". The Nets then waived the 28-year-old Monroe, who averaged 4.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in 11.1 minutes per game during his first season with the Raptors.
Valanciunas is averaging 12.8 points and 7.2 rebounds this season with the Raptors. Toronto already has an impressive defensive rating (107.3) that ranks eighth-best among all National Basketball Association teams.