They tried to rebuild around Conley and Gasol, who had been among just six active National Basketball Association players to spend their entire National Basketball Association careers of at least 10 seasons with one franchise.
Gasol was averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 53 games this year.
One of the factors that seem to have made a Conley trade hard for Memphis is the speculation that he only wants to be traded to an Eastern Conference team.
Tim MacMahon of ESPN got a bit of insight into why, exactly, Memphis would move Gasol and keep Conley. Big-name players like Tobias Harris and Harrison Barnes already have been traded, and many others could be on the move before 3 p.m. ET. Lowry told reporters at Wells Fargo Center after the game that he hasn't asked for a trade and that he wants to stay in Toronto to help the team win a championship. The two might even see more court time together than Valanciunas and Ibaka did thanks to their abilities to space the floor.
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"That's one of the things where I'm sure we have a good enough relationship to know what is going on".
The Raptors did not want to be left behind and they stepped up in a big way.
The 2019 first-time All-Star is in the midst of the best season of his career and will be seeking a massive contract when he hits unrestricted free agency this summer.
Green averaged 9.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in 41 games for Memphis this season.