Raptors finalizing deal to acquire Gasol from Memphis

Mike Conley in 2008 Rookie Challenge

Ever since the Grizzlies made it clear they were (actually) listening to offers about their two cornerstone players, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, rumors came in from every direction about where the two might end up. User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Conley was placed on the trade block by the Memphis Grizzlies, but he made it through the deadline without being dealt after teams did not meet the Grizzlies' asking price for him.

ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news.

Gasol, a three-time All-Star and former defensive player of the year, doesn't generate headlines like some other big men in the National Basketball Association, but the 34-year-old is having another strong season averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 4.7 assists.

Wright has been with Toronto since being picked 20th overall by the Raptors out of Utah in 2015.

A person familiar with the terms tells The Associated Press that the Toronto Raptors have acquired Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies for a package including centre Jonas Valanciunas.

After over a decade manning the middle, endearing himself to an entire city for what he did both on and off the court, Marc Gasol is now a Toronto Raptor. Miles, Delon Wright and a second-round pick. Or against the Milwaukee Bucks, who just added Nikola Mirotic?

The Raptors are the latest Eastern Conference team to make a big trade.

The 2019 National Basketball Association trade deadline is really kicking into gear.