The Grizzlies traded Gasol, 34, on Thursday at the National Basketball Association trade deadline with the center holding a $25 million option he can exercise this summer. The 34-year-old Gasol is a three-time National Basketball Association all-star who is averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 steals a game in 2018.
By landing former Memphis Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol an hour before the trade deadline, the Toronto Raptors emerged as one of the big winners of this season's edition of the trade deadline fiasco. In his 11 seasons with Memphis, Gasol became the franchise leader in points, rebounds, blocks and field goals made. Gasol joins Kawhi Leonard, victor of the 2015 and 2016 Defensive Player Awards, on a 40-16 Raptors squad that through yesterday's games is one of the only teams in the National Basketball Association to rank in the top 10 in both offense and defense.
Jonas Valanciunas had been sidelined since December 12 (Dec. 13, PHL time) with a dislocated left thumb. Any player put on the market by then can suit up for Toronto in the playoffs as long as they are signed on or before the last day of the NBA's regular season.
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The Raptors are now sitting behind the Milwaukee Bucks in second place in the NBA's Eastern Conference.
The 31-year-old Miles is averaging 5.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in the 2018-19 campaign. Valanciunas was averaging 12.8 points and 7.2 rebounds at the time of his injury.
Valanciunas, Miles and Wright can enter free agency next season.