Hornets' Deal For Marc Gasol Fell Apart With Last-Minute Haggling

Toronto Raptors Acquire Marc Gasol In Trade With Memphis Grizzlies

That Raptors team was swept by Cleveland in the second round of the playoffs. They added an elite centre in Marc Gasol, and according to Masai Ujiri they are not done adding pieces for the playoff run. He's going to crush rest-of-season, in other words, and the arrival of Jonas Valanciunas isn't a concern. He said after Friday's game he would talk to coach Alvin Gentry about it. He has averaged 15.3 points and 8.4 rebounds in 23.0 minutes in 10 games as a starter. The over is 5-2 in Pelicans last 7 road games. He is averaging 6.9 points, 2.2 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game this season. Julius Randle is the third double-digit scorer and E'Twaun Moore is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. Jrue Holiday (20.9 points, eight assists) and Elfrid Payton (9.8 points, 5.8 assists) are also solid scoring options.

Prior to his injury, Valanciunas was enjoying a career-high 12.8 points per game (tied with 2015-16) this season and a.575 field goal percentage.

Only the Phoenix Suns have a worst record than the Grizzlies among Western Conference teams.

Memphis will keep guard Mike Conley following Thursday's trade deadline. On the way out of town are star franchise center Marc Gasol, Garrett Temple, Shelvin Mack and JaMychal Green. Will the moves help the Grizzlies in their rebuild? The Grizzlies are 21 in the league in assists with 23.4 per game. He averaged 6.3 points in 36 games with Memphis this season. Miles ($8.7 million) and Valanciunas ($17.6 million) have player options, while Wright will become a restricted free agent and is eligible to receive a $3.6 million qualifying offer in June. Ivan Rabb, CJ Miles, Avery Bradley and Joakim Noah are key rotational pieces for Memphis, provided they can stay healthy. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans dealt away Mirotic and cut Markieff Morris loose after acquiring him.

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That wasn't the only deal the Grizzlies made, as management was busy, pulling off four deals in total and one big "no deal", electing to hold onto to Conley instead of deal him to the long-rumored Utah Jazz or Detroit Pistons. Which team comes up with the victory in this contest with so many changes in the rotations?

The Grizzlies are 22-33 this season, and are dead-last in the Southwest Division.

There was some talk that the team might sit Davis for the final 27 games of the season, both to protect his trade value and to angle toward a better draft slot.

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