The Raptors are now second in the Eastern Conference with a record of 39-16, while the Grizzlies rank among the worst in the league at 22-23.
It's not a surprise that Toronto made a move because Philly added Tobias Harris and Milwaukee added Nikola Mirotic. Three-time All-Star Gasol's departure would signal a major rebuild by the Grizzlies, Gasol's only National Basketball Association team in his 10 1/2 seasons. The 7-foot big man had surgery for a dislocated thumb December 12, and hasn't played in a contest since his procedure.
That 2012 roster also contained a man by the name of Serge Ibaka, who now plays for the Raptors and was coached by Sergio Scariolo, an assistant coach in Toronto.
The Raptors are not presently pursuing Memphis' Mike Conley, according to one league source, while pessimism is emanating from Detroit about the Pistons meeting the Grizzlies' asking price for Conley.
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Memphis may not be done making moves just yet. He has played the most minutes in Grizzlies history, is first in points scored, first in rebounds, first in blocks and first in free-throws made.
Valančiūnas had previously weighed in on trade discussion stating that he wished to stay in Toronto. Both teams have yet to confirm the deal. "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".
Question marks are what the Raptors are all about.
He is averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 2018-19. He was selected by the Raptors in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft.
Wright, 26, is averaging 6.9 points per game as a backup for the Raptors. He was in his second season in Toronto, having joined the team during the 2017 off-season.