Marc Gasol headed to Raptors as trade deadline heats up

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Four more players from that 13-man roster are also now all former Raptors: Wright, Jakob Poeltl, Lorenzo Brown and Bebe Nogueira.

The Memphis Grizzlies are working on deals with the Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons after Mike Conley Jr. and his representatives have made it clear they would prefer Conley not be traded to the Utah Jazz, ESPN insider Brian Windhorst said on The Jump. In 53 appearances this season, he's averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.2 blocks, and 1.1 steals while shooting 34.4 percent on 4.2 3-point attempts per game.

The NBA trade deadline has become a spectacle in recent years, and Thursday's deadline is sure to be no different. Keep an eye on a point guard-starved team, such as the Orlando Magic or Phoenix Suns, to make a run at Fultz.

Gasol is capable of creating his own shot with his back to the basket, too. At the end of the day it isn't his choice so if he is traded to the Jazz then he certainly would play for them to the best of his abilities. He scores, he rebounds, he passes, he even shoots threes.

Wright, a 6-foot-5 point guard, is averaging 6.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game in his fourth National Basketball Association season.

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He has also scored 142 runs in the same period, making him a handy option with the bat. Jason Holder will miss the third and final Test of the series.

The combination means Gasol should be able to replace Valanciunas, Wright and Miles on offence. The Charlotte Hornets have been active in trade talk over the years, but they could make a splash this year.

Gasol has been with the Grizzlies for 11 seasons, which was tied with Russell Westbrook for the fourth-longest tenure with one franchise among active players.

Much like Nick Nurse did with Valanciunas and Ibaka, he'll have the option of starting Gasol or Ibaka depending on the matchup; Gasol against bully ball centres like Joel Embiid and Ibaka against floor spacers like Brook Lopez.

"I've been in rumours so many times I don't even look at it", Valanciunas said.

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