Memphis Grizzlies to trade Marc Gasol to Toronto Raptors

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They had resisted the idea of trading Gasol or Mike Conley for a few years, but their big swoon this season made them finally face reality; trying to build around that duo no longer made sense. Yet, given how Valanciunas' name was commonly popping up in trade rumors, the Raptors had to know the tweet had a chance of backfiring at the deadline. There may be a variety of reasons behind that but if that's true it would make the Jazz second guess themselves making a big deal to trade for him. Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press says that the Pistons "aren't expecting to land Conley" at the moment. But this is a major coup for Toronto regardless, and another blockbuster move in the frantic arms race at the top of the Eastern Conference.

The Toronto Raptors, chasing the Milwaukee Bucks for first place in the Eastern Conference, overcame Joel Embiid and the 76ers, 119-107, in Philadelphia in the National Basketball Association on Tuesday, February 5 (Wednesday, February 6, Manila time). However, those discussions were for a enormous move involving Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas, and Mike Conley. Originally drafted in the second round by the Jazz out of high school in 2005, the 6-foot-5 wing player had played for Utah (2005-12), Cleveland (2012-14) and in (2014-17) before signing a three-year deal with Toronto last offseason.

It also could be much easier for him to win in the East that's for sure.

"Have heard the same as Windy: There is reluctance on Conley's part to go to Utah". He can get it done against like-sized defenders and smaller ones on switches, giving the Raptors another weapon they can go to when the game slows down. "They make moves, and they make moves for the best of the organization". The Charlotte Hornets have been active in trade talk over the years, but they could make a splash this year.

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