On February 7, 2019, Grizzlies veteran center and franchise cornerstone Marc Gasol was traded to the Toronto Raptors.
Gasol (7-1, 255) has averaged 15.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.48 blocks in 33.7 minutes while shooting 48.4 percent from the field, 34.4 percent from three-point range and 77.7 percent from the free throw line in 769 career regular season games (762 starts) in 11 NBA seasons, all with the Grizzlies.
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 48th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, Gasol leaves the Grizzlies as the franchise leader for points (11,684), field goals made (4,341), free throws made (2,701) and attempted (3,474), defensive (4,624) and total rebounds (5,942) and minutes played (25,917).
A member of the Grizzlies’ 2013 Western Conference Finals team, the Barcelona, Spain native became the first European-born player to win the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award (2012-13). He is the only player in franchise history to be named to the All-NBA First Team (2014-15) and Second Team (2012-13) and was selected to a franchise-record three NBA All-Star Games (2012, 2015, 2017), starting the 2015 NBA All-Star Game opposite his older brother, Pau Gasol.
On behalf of the entire Memphis Grizzlies organization, we would like to thank Marc Gasol for his contributions to the team over the past decade and wish him well in his future endeavors.