Owner: Grizzlies will retire Marc Gasol’s jersey in future

Mike Conley dribbles past Nemanja Bjelica

The Grizzlies traded Gasol, 34, on Thursday at the National Basketball Association trade deadline with the center holding a $25 million option he can exercise this summer.

That, however, didn't stop him from connecting with Gasol after he was traded for Jonas Valanciunas, C.J. Miles, Delon Wright and a second-round pick on Thursday.

The Grizzlies have been open to trading Gasol and star guard Mike Conley for a few weeks now. Memphis was clubbed 117-95 on the road by Oklahoma City in their last game on Thursday night.

"Marc has been a dedicated teammate, star player and pillar of this team for the past 11 seasons", Pera said in a statement.

In a separate deal, the Raptors traded veteran center Greg Monroe and a 2021 second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for cash considerations.

The team plans to aggressively pursue options who have been, or will be, made available in the buyout market, the Raptors president said during his post-deadline press conference. The Nets then waived the 28-year-old Monroe, who averaged 4.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in 11.1 minutes per game during his first season with the Raptors. He has played the most minutes in Grizzlies history, is first in points scored, first in rebounds, first in blocks and first in free-throws made.

Gasol, a three-time NBA All-Star and 2013 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, helped Spain to two Eurobasket titles and two Olympic silver medals in 2008 and 2012. The 31-year-old has competed in 825 career regular season games (303 starts) over 14 NBA seasons and has averaged 9.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 20.4 minutes for the Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers and Raptors since he was selected by the Jazz with the 34th overall pick of the 2005 NBA Draft.

Wright, 26, is averaging 6.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 49 games this season.

Gasol is averaging 15.7 points and 8.6 rebounds this season. Valanciunas and Miles have player options, and Wright will become a restricted free agent.

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