Published: Fri, February 08, 2019
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Raptors get Gasol from Grizzlies

Raptors get Gasol from Grizzlies

"He's really excited to be here and this is, I think, exciting for us going forward as we move to all of us trying to achieve a dream of contending for a championship in the NBA", Ujiri, the team president, said in Toronto late Thursday night.

The Raptors are second in the Eastern Conference and they added a boost in Gasol to help them keep pace with conference frontrunner Milwaukee Bucks, who traded for Nikola Mirotic on Thursday.

Gasol, a three-time all-star, is averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 steals per game this season.

Valanciunas, who had missed the last 25 games for the Raptors, was scheduled to return to the lineup tonight against the Atlanta Hawks before the trade was announced.

Memphis may not be done making moves just yet.

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Charlotte Hornets veteran point guard Tony Parker spent the majority of his career with the San Antonio Spurs, and he will now don a different team's jersey for the first time during his long National Basketball Association career when he takes the court for the Hornets this upcoming season.

Memphis sent Gasol to the Raptors in exchange for Jonas Valanciunas.

Valanciunas, who was set to make his return from a broken hand on Thursday night, said he was aware of the trade rumours but wasn't anxious. The two might even see more court time together than Valanciunas and Ibaka did thanks to their abilities to space the floor. 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.

To make room, Philadelphia waived guard Malachi Richardson just one day after acquiring him in a trade with the Toronto Raptors, according to Philly.com. He was selected by the Raptors in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft.

In his fourth season, Johnson is averaging 7.5 points and 3.6 rebounds.

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