NBA Trade 2018-19: Ranking the best moves of the trade window
The NBA 2018-19 trade window has come to an end and it has not been disappointing. It has delivered on a lot of the rumored deals and a lot of superstars were traded to a new franchise as well.
With the trade deadline day done, let us review the best moves of the trade window of 2018-19 NBA season.
#5 Marc Gasol to the Toronto Raptors
The Toronto Raptors, far from being left behind, made another huge deal this season in order to boost their championship-winning chances.
Toronto Raptors receive: Marc Gasol (C)
Memphis Grizzlies receive: Jonas Valanciunas (C), Delon Wright (G), CJ Miles (G), 2024 second-round pick.
This was by far the biggest trade that went down on the trade deadline. The Memphis Grizzlies finally managed to move their star center Marc Gasol to none other than the Toronto Raptors, who were not to be left behind after their competitors, the Bucks and the Sixers made moves in the final few days of the window. They went out and got the former Defensive Player of the Year and one half of the Grit n Grind.
They ended up giving up not a lot, Jonas Valanciunas has had more emotional attachment to the club than his basketball games. He serves as a great option to the Grizzlies in the paint as they needed someone who could be in the rotation.
Delon Wright and CJ Miles are explosive guards and good rotation players, something that Memphis needs as they look to rebuild their fallen franchise again. They also got a 2024 second-round pick from Toronto Raptors which could be an early one if the Raptors fall from their high horse.
The Grizzlies probably got the best they could for a 34-year-old center who was in the last year of his huge contract. The Grizzlies look forward to building for the future while the Raptors, who are having an all in season and just going at it harder.