The Memphis Grizzlies will begin to listen to trade offers for Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, the players around which they’ve built their team, per reports by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
For first time, Memphis will begin listening to trade offers on franchise stars Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, league sources tell ESPN. Memphis has reached a crossroads and is preparing to weigh deals involving one or both of its cornerstone veterans. Story soon on ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 22, 2019
Rumors of Gasol and Conley departing the Grizzlies have been circulating back to 2017 when Gasol announced he would “accept” a trade from the Grizzlies if it would benefit the organization. In 2016, the Grizzlies made Conley one of the highest paid players in the league, and last season Conley and Gasol were reportedly declared “untouchable” in trade talks.
On Friday, reports emerged stating Conley and Gasol had met with team owner Robert Pera, raising questions about the pair’s future amid their current 14th seed in the Western Conference and emergence of star rookie Jaren Jackson Jr.
Marc Gasol and Mike Conley met with Grizzles owner Robert Pera, @ShamsCharania reports.
NBA trade deadline is Feb. 7
— The Athletic NBA (@TheAthleticNBA) January 18, 2019