Grizzlies Listening To Offers For Gasol, Conley

The Grizzlies will listen to trade offers for Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, Adrian Wojnarowski of reports. Both players recently met with owner Robert Pera, though neither player has requested a trade.

If the Grizzlies are going to trade either of their cornerstone players, they may insist on including Chandler Parsons in the deal, Marc Stein of The New York Times hears.

Gasol is making roughly $24.1MM while Conley’s deal will pay him approximately $30.5MM this season. Combining either one of those deals with Parsons’ $24.1MM salary in a trade will be no easy task. Stein suggests a three- or four-team deal may be needed if Memphis is going to make a trade on those terms.

Any team acquiring Gasol would likely want assurances that he will stick around beyond this season. It’s unclear what the big man’s preference for a new squad would be. Stein adds that while Memphis is listening to offers, the club’s preference is not to trade Gasol. Wojnarowski notes that Grizzlies could keep both players if the offers are not to their liking, though they are “motivated” to begin building around 2018 No. 4 overall pick Jaren Jackson.

Only the Suns have a worse record than the Grizzlies among Western Conference teams and it’s becoming clearer and clearer that the franchise will be sellers in one way or another at the deadline.

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23 thoughts on “Grizzlies Listening To Offers For Gasol, Conley

    • oriolesravenstimberwolves04

      Not Conely. But Gasol will be (considering he opts our).

  1. Senioreditor

    Conley has one + possibly 2 seasons remaining on his contract. Both pay 30+ mil.

  2. PeeWeeHerron618

    about a couple of years too late smh could have gotten so much more years ago

  3. formerlyz

    Clippers, Houston, or Lakers make the most sense for Gasol. Not sure they should move Conley unless they get multiple assets

    • formerlyz

      Gortat, Teodosic, Mike Scott, Tyrone Wallace, Clippers 2019 2nd round pick and 2021 1st round pick for Gasol

      Houston can do something around Eric Gordon or Brandon Knight and filler, and picks

      Lakers would also mostly be centered on the picks and the expiring deals

      • cba93

        Doubt they move in the the west but could maybe see him go to a mid level east team

    • reece

      How crazy would it be for Houston to trade for Gasol after just handing Capela a 4yr/90 million dollar deal? Wouldn’t make sense.

      • formerlyz

        It would when Capela is injured and it wouldnt effect their rotation much, and the money isnt any different

  4. Ptn18

    Memphis is the only city Gasol has lived in in the United States, even when he was younger.

  5. hiflew

    Mike Conley would fit great in Orlando. They could probably get some use out of Parsons as well. I just don’t know if they have enough ammo to match salaries.

    Mike Conley and Chandler Parsons
    Fournier, Mozgov, Augustin, and Simmons

    works financially. But I don’t know if either team would want to do that deal.

  6. Guest617

    outside of ridding their contracts there’s no chance the grizz get any value in return. parsons was a cap killer and conley’s injury’s decimated memphis’s window – back to being a small market team

    • Jason kapono

      Completely agree. The Parsons deal was really unlucky / lacked foresight, but injuries and natural decline to both also hurt them. They should feel lucky to just get off these bloated contracts at this point and start their own rebuilding process.

  7. Anthonybadabucchi

    Conley Detroit for Reggie Jackson, Luke Kennard and a 1st pick

    Gasol & Parsons to Charlotte for Batum, Hernangomez,Graham

  8. Bryson

    How about a Milwaukee or Nets for Conley deal? Seems like the only teams in the hunt that could use a pg and Bledsoe played great alongside Paul in LA.

    • acarneglia

      Bledsoe and George Hill in Milwaukee
      Russell, Dinwiddie, and Napier in Brooklyn

      Doesn’t make sense to me

      • yaniwox

        Conley is an upgrade over all those guys. He probably makes more sense to the Bucks from a competitive window perspective.

      • hiflew

        In a Milwaukee deal, George Hill would undoubtedly be part of the return package. At least one of the Brooklyn guys would be part of a return as well.

  9. Stein needs to think things through better. Why would the Grizz limit the market for Gasol or Conley (not easy mid-year trades to get value in to start with) by insisting Parsons (who they’ve been unable to move for 2 years) be traded in the same deal-? 3 or 4 teams? Why not 5 or 6? Or just do a normal deal for Gasol or Conley deal which sheds enough salary for next year that Parsons’ contract isn’t going to be a tax issue (thus, not a big problem). If they’re rebuilding next year, Parsons’ expiring contract might be a benefit, certainly not so horrible that it’s worth sabotaging a Gasol or Conley trade.

  10. Jason kapono

    There was hope earlier in the season that these guys would find their old form. They had some bright spots, but it was so short-lived that I think either one at this point will need to be packaged with an incentive to be moved. Neither is worth what they are being paid and any acquiring team would be receiving a depreciating “asset” in an upcoming free agency with many interesting options. A guarantee that Gasol WOULD decline his option would be far more valuable.

  11. bush1

    No way they get any value back for these bloated contracts. They’d be lucky just to get them and their contracts out of town. And getting F’ing Parsons horrible deal being involved is going to make it impossible to deal Gasol and Conley. It’s not like Gasol and Conley are on good contracts themselves. Conley making over $30 million is laughable.

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