Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

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

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

The Raptors are planning to deal away their former fifth overall draft pick (2011) Jonas Valanciunas along with Delon Wright and C.J. Miles to Memphis.

New Orleans only chose to play Davis after the league reminded the franchise of the rest rule, wherever the team could be levied a $100,000 fine per game that he Saturday Memphis dealt away Gasol and almost shifted Conley but couldn't get teams to meet their demands.

"Marc has been a dedicated teammate, star player and pillar of this team for the past 11 seasons". Keeping that in mind, the Raptors are a high caliber team that can use Gasol to boost their way to the postseason, finals, and a hopeful championship in Toronto. "We look forward to welcoming Marc to our city and team".

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.

Gradually, more and more fans started cheering Davis as he went on to score 32 points and grab nine rebounds in 25 minutes, making 11 of 15 field-goal attempts and 10 of 11 foul shots. 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.

The Raptors are second in the Eastern Conference and they added a boost in Gasol to help them keep pace with conference frontrunner Milwaukee Bucks, who traded for Nikola Mirotic on Thursday.

The Hornets were prepared to trade a lottery protected first round pick for Gasol. 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.

Gasol is the best player in Memphis franchise history. Mike Conley is averaging 20.3 points and 6.4 assists while Jaren Jackson averaging 13.9 points and 4.8 rebounds. He is averaging 6.9 points, 2.2 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game this season.

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