Gasol, 34, is averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 53 games this season.
In Memphis-Charlotte talks, sources say Tuesday night's Marc Gasol deal was indeed at finish line, short of agreeing on the contracts to match salary. He is averaging 6.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game in his career. Conley is third at 12 seasons.
The person spoke Thursday to the AP on condition of anonymity because the National Basketball Association has not held the trade call.
Raptors guard Fred VanVleet spoke highly of Gasol shortly before Toronto tipped off against the Hawks in Atlanta.
Gasol first signed with the Grizzlies back in 2008, and during his tenure with the team, he was able to lead Memphis to numerous playoff victories.
As for Gasol, according to the Post's report, the Hornets are in the lead to acquire him, but that has clearly not stopped Washington from checking in.
Jonas Valanciunas had been sidelined since December 12 (Dec. 13, PHL time) with a dislocated left thumb.
The Raptors may not be finished with their deadline dealings as they have as many as three roster spots to fill - the team dealt guard Malachi Richardson to the 76ers yesterday for cash considerations. Maybe not to the exact same extent - particularly when it comes to Miles, who is a volume 3-point shooter - but in a way that makes a three-for-one trade worth Toronto's while.
All of which is to say, the Raptors lost two guys who hadn't been key pieces all season and one in Valanciunas who was replaced by someone who is significantly better at the same position.