New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 2/9/19 Predictions & Odds

10 February, 2019, 06:17 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
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They traded Marc Gasol to the Toronto Raptors; Shelvin Mack to Atlanta; and Garrett Temple and JaMychal Green to the Clippers.

Gasol joins Kawhi Leonard, acquired via trade from the Spurs in a swap of All-Stars in the offseason, in the new-look Raptors' lineup.

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.

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

A pair of Southwest Division teams on the outside looking in at the playoff picture take the floor in Grind City.


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. In his 11 seasons with Memphis, Gasol became the franchise leader in points, rebounds, blocks and field goals made. The 76ers and Bucks have also made major moves as the trade deadline nears, with the Sixers landing Tobias Harris and Milwaukee getting Nikola Mirotic.

Though this may be the first time, since 2001, that a player by the name of Gasol has not played for the Memphis Grizzlies, it can be the opportunity for another Gasol brother to win an NBA World Championship.

Gasol is slated to make US$24.1 million this season and has a player option for $25.6 million next season.

JJJ has averaged 36 minutes without Marc Gasol, so this is a ideal time to note that without Gasol in the lineup his per-36 averages are 18.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.2 dimes, 1.3 steals, 2.4 blocks and 1.1 threes. The Pelicans put up an average of 112.7 points per game in those situations compared to their full season mark of 116.2 points a night. Miles, 31, has been a disappointment, scoring just 5.5 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 0.6 assists per game. Justin Holiday, Delon Wright, Jonas Valanciunas and Jaren Jackson Jr.

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