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 76ers and Bucks also made major moves ahead of the trade deadline, with Philly landing Tobias Harris and Milwaukee getting Nikola Mirotic. The 7-foot big man had surgery for a dislocated thumb December 12, and hasn't played in a contest since his procedure. He's also sound defensively, as a former NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
The Toronto Raptors general manager has, in one swift move before Thursday's National Basketball Association trade deadline, changed the complexity of his team.
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Ujiri made two moves just prior to the 2017 deadline, acquiring Serge Ibaka from the Orlando Magic and P.J. Tucker from the Phoenix Suns. Keeping that in mind, the Raptors are a high caliber team that can use Gasol to boost their way to the postseason, finals, and a hopeful championship in Toronto.
He has been linked to trade rumours this week, but said Thursday he hopes to stay in Toronto. "I've been in rumours so many times I don't even look at it", joked Valanciunas according to TSN. Especially considering how much pressure they're under to go on a deep playoff run - something that could be vital if they want to convince Kawhi Leonard to stay.
The Raptors (39-16) now sit in second place in the East.
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He is very strong and is a guy that puts in 200 percent to try and be back as soon as possible. "You know him, Harry would want to play tomorrow".
Question marks are what the Raptors are all about.
In 53 games, Conley has averaged 20.4 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, and 6.4 assists per game - all in the top-three for his career.
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