The Memphis Grizzlies have officially become sellers at the deadline, which means Marc Gasol could eventually be on the move.
Memphis has already engaged in trade discussions involving Mike Conley, but now it appears the franchise’s star center might be on his way out.
Gasol has accomplished so much in his tenure with the Grizzlies, making three All-Star appearances and winning Defensive Player of the Year for the 2012-13 season.
With the team in rebuilding mode for the foreseeable future, it makes sense for Gasol to be shipped out of town while his value is still high. The 10-year veteran is averaging15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game.
According to NBA insider Shams Charania, the Grizzlies are in strong talks with the Charlotte Hornets about a potential deal involving Gasol.
Charlotte would add much-needed help to its frontcourt as a postseason push is inevitable.
In addition, the front office would finally surround Kemba Walker with another reliable player that has valuable experience in big games.
Memphis also reportedly received an offer from the Toronto Raptors that was centered around Gasol and Mike Conley, which indicates that the likelihood of a blockbuster trade going down is fairly high.
Teams will have until Thursday to discuss any trades before the deadline passes.