Grizzlies offers fond farewell to Gasol

Rumors: Pacers made an offer for Mike Conley

The Toronto Raptors are finalizing a deal that would send three players and a draft pick to Memphis for Marc Gasol, ESPN is reporting.

Another wild National Basketball Association trade deadline came and went on Thursday afternoon, with the Raptors acquiring star centre Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies and bidding farewell to four regulars in the process.

The Grizzlies have been open to trading Gasol and star guard Mike Conley for a few weeks now.

Fortunately for the Raptors, they have made it known that any player brought in will get an opportunity to play for a contending team. It seems like Memphis is already preparing for life after Marc, as his locker is already starting to be cleaned out and his No. 33 has been removed above it. On top of that, Greg Monroe and Malachi Richardson were moved in separate deals as a way to gain some roster and financial flexibility.

The 34-year-old center leaves the Grizzlies as the all-time leader in points, blocks, and minutes played.

The Raptors are second in the Eastern Conference and they added a boost in Gasol to help them keep pace with conference frontrunner Milwaukee Bucks, who traded for Nikola Mirotic on Thursday.

Though he's now in the twilight of his career, the three-time All-Star is having a nice season in Memphis, averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 4.7 assists.

But the last time that Memphis traded a Gasol brother, it led to Pau Gasol's first championship in 2009, with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was a part of a core group of players that helped shape the identity of this franchise on and off the court and were embraced by the City of Memphis.

CJ Miles and Delon Wright will also be going to Memphis. Prior to the trade, the Raptors had expected the center to return against Atlanta on Thursday night, with the team tweeting out a picture of Valanciunas with a quote from him saying, "I'm back". Anthony Davis is averaging 29.3 points and 13.3 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 20.9 points and eight assists.

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