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The Toronto Raptors have acquired center Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies in return for center Jonas Valanciunas, guard Delon Wright and swingman C.J. Miles, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Gasol, 34, has been a franchise cornerstone for the Grizzlies, but was made available a couple weeks back. Meanwhile, the Raptors have been looking to add upgrades around All-Stars Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry.
Gasol is 7-foot-1 and averaging 15.7 points and 8.6 rebounds in 53 games this season.
Valanciunas, 26, has been the Raptors’ starting center and has compiled season averaged of 12.8 points and 7.2 rebounds. He’s making $16.5 million this season and has a $17.6 million player option next.
Wright, 26, is averaging 6.9 points per game as a backup for the Raptors.
Miles, 31, has mostly fallen out of the rotation in Toronto. The 6-6 swingman is averaging 5.5 points. He’s making $8.3 million this season with an $8.7 million player option next year.