Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said in November he wouldn’t trade Marc Gasol. But that was back when Memphis had just fired coach David Fizdale in an effort to turn around its season. That gambit predictably failed. The Grizzlies are 18-36, nowhere near the playoff race. Was Gasol available before today’s trade deadline? Gasol is 33, already showing significant signs of decline and due $49,714,725 over the next two seasons. He said he’s too old to throw away a season – which the Grizzlies are doing – and questioned the management that got them here. It was ridiculous not to even consider trading him. His trade value might never be greater. Multiple winning teams could have used him the rest of this season. In Memphis, he’s undermining the Grizzlies’ draft position.
Grizzlies refused to even discuss Marc Gasol trade
Pro Basketball Talk | Feb 8