The deal, first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, will see Gasol head north to Toronto for center Jonas Valanciunas, guard Delon Wright, wing CJ Milles and a 2024 second-round pick to the the Grizzlies, per Wojnarowski.
The Toronto Raptors are reportedly finalizing an agreement to acquire Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies. The Hornets had been the favorite to land the Memphis big man, but Gasol is now headed to Canada.
The trade deadline is quickly approaching and the Indiana Pacers are showing up in Mike Conley rumors.
Conley is averaging 20.4 points and 6.4 assists in 53 games.
Memphis sent Gasol to the Raptors in exchange for Jonas Valanciunas.
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Valanciunas, who had missed the last 25 games for the Raptors, was scheduled to return to the lineup tonight against the Atlanta Hawks before the trade was announced.
Toronto is under added pressure with a chance to convince Leonard to remain in town when he becomes a free agent in the offseason.
He made two moves just prior to the 2017 deadline, acquring Serge Ibaka from the Orlando Magic and P.J. Tucker from the Phoenix Suns. With that possibility now out the window for the time being, they've fallen back down to +4000, which is even worse than they were before. That Raptors team was swept by Cleveland in the second round of the playoffs.
"With him, just knowing his personality and who he is, I never got the sense that he didn't want to be here", Bickerstaff said.
"That's one of the things where I'm sure we have a good enough relationship to know what is going on".
Miles is averaging 5.4 points and 1.7 rebounds per game in 40 contests this year.