National Basketball Association trade deadline: Raptors acquire Marc Gasol from Grizzlies

Kyle Lowry Raptors

Marc Gasol will have a chance to contend for a title with the Toronto Raptors.

With the Raps shipping out four regulars - including Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, C.J. Miles and Greg Monroe - in the span of a couple hours and Kawhi Leonard sitting out, the team trotted out a lineup against the Hawks on Thursday consisting of only nine active players.

Toronto finalized a deal with Memphis to pick up the three-time All-Star, the team announced Thursday.

The 26-year-old Wright, who was selected by Toronto in the first round of the 2015 draft, is averaging 6.9 points, 2.2 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 18.3 minutes of action per game this season.

Conley had been linked to Utah, Detroit and even Toronto along with Gasol in a handful of reports.

Valanciunas is in a similar spot with his contract and has a player option for next year that's just north of $17.6 million.

"For years, I tried to figure out all the trade rumors, and I'd stress myself out", Zeller said. Memphis is home for him and his family, those types of things. They will receive Avery Bradley in return.

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Memphis let Zach Randolph and Tony Allen leave in 2017 after the franchise's seventh straight postseason appearance.

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. They won just 22 games last season without Randolph and Allen, and Conley out most of the season with an injured heel.

Valanciunas had been expected to return to the court Thursday after missing 25 games with an injured thumb.

"We added a player that's very savvy, in the playoffs you need experience, going forward you need a really strong basketball mind, toughness, you need size, you need shooting from outside, basketball IQ. he combines it all", Ujiri said. "But there is no replacing what Marc has done here, and what he's meant to this team".

He obliged. It was Ujiri's biggest trade-deadline deal since he returned to the team as GM in 2013. MarShon Brooks finally was traded away January 3 along with Wayne Selden Jr.to Chicago.

Memphis also reportedly traded JaMychal Green and Garrett Temple to the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday.

Now Pera has to decide if he wants to rebuild around Conley and rookie Jaren Jackson Jr., or simply try to get a better offer this summer.

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