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Owner: Grizzlies will retire Marc Gasol’s jersey in future

Owner: Grizzlies will retire Marc Gasol’s jersey in future

A person familiar with the terms tells The Associated Press that the Toronto Raptors have acquired Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies for a package including centre Jonas Valanciunas.

Gasol is one of eight players to average at least 10 points and six rebounds for each of the 11 seasons since the start of the 2008-09 year, according to Opta.

For the first time in his National Basketball Association career, the uniform Marc Gasol puts on for his next game will not be the threads of the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies will be rushing to file papers after pulling off a trade with only an hour left before the deadline.

"The Spurs offered me the same thing (contractually) as Charlotte, but it was more about the role", Parker said, during an interview with L'Espresso.

It's not a surprise that Toronto made a move because Philly added Tobias Harris and Milwaukee added Nikola Mirotic. "I think we all know that those playoffs can get wild and woolly, and he's a guy that's been through them many times". It is not so much that Gasol is no longer good, because he is. He is averaging 6.9 points, 2.2 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game this season.

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Jonas Valanciunas had been sidelined since December 12 (Dec. 13, PHL time) with a dislocated left thumb.

Valanciunas, 26, has missed Toronto's last 25 games with a thumb injury, but was scheduled to return to the lineup tonight in Atlanta.

The 31-year-old Miles is averaging 5.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in the 2018-19 campaign.

Valanciunas, Wright and Miles can become free agents next season.

Leonard also has a player option for 2019-20, worth $21 million.