Memphis in Trouble: Trade Marc Gasol Probably?

A Wheeler’s Opinion: Will it Work?

The Memphis Grizzlies have been in a free-fall after a promising start to the 2017-2018 season. Their latest setback? A 98-88 defeat at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets in a game where Marc Gasol was benched in the 4th quarter. That latest loss was their 8th consecutive loss for Memphis which is missing Mike Conley due to injury. And Marc Gasol didn’t hide his frustration over the coaching staff’s decision to bench him, saying that he was angrier than he was showing. 
Could this mean that there is a friction between Gasol and the Memphis coaching staff?
According to Coach David Fizdale, his decision to bench his starting center was due to the fact that the reserves of Memphis had been playing well in the 4th quarter and the Grizzlies actually managed to cut down the Nets’ lead to 5 points. While a 19-point lead was probably too much for the Grizzlies to overcome, the Grizzlies would have inched closer had Gasol was called back and was able to contribute down the stretch. 
Unfortunately for Memphis, Brooklyn held on for the win, leaving Memphis fans questioning: What is happening to the Grizzlies?
Marc Gasol has been playing one of his best seasons for the Grizzlies as he is leading his team in 4 of the 5 major departments in basketball, including 4 assists per game- a talent we all see from his brother, Pau. However, some pundits are now saying that if the Grizzlies still want to save what’s left of their season and hopefully still make the playoffs, the front office might want to consider trading Marc Gasol.
Considering the latest incident between him and David Fizdale, Marc Gasol has grown unhappy. He will continue to play as long as the coach wants him to but that doesn’t take away the fact that he felt disrespected by that decision of Fizdale.
The Grizzlies have a choice: Rebuild and trade Gasol

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Due to his height and abilities, Marc Gasol remains among of the most sought-after big men in the league. He was almost dealt with the Toronto Raptors last December along with Vince Carter but that deal never materialized. And last September, rumors popped out the Cleveland Cavaliers were interested in acquiring Gasol in a trade. That stayed a rumor though.

Will it work?

Probably. The Cavs are in dire need of a more consistent center because Kevin Love cannot play the center position efficiently and, Tristan Thompson is still out. The Grizzlies, on the other hand, need younger guys plus a notable role player who can score anytime. The Cavs can consider offering Tritan Thompson, Iman Shumpert and the draft pick that they are holding from the Nets in exchange for Gasol. 


The Grizzlies’ troubles won’t end as Chandler Parsons sat out the rest of the game against the Nets- adding to the injury problem. Trading Marc Gasol may be a big step for the Grizzlies but if they want to start fresh without all of those tensions, sacrifices must be made. However, they also need to keep in mind that by trading away Marc Gasol, it would mean that they would need to find someone to score 19 points per game, too. 

Grizzlies Ink Parsons to Four-Year Deal

Chandler Parsons has agreed to a four-year, $94 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. The move will try to convince their free agent point guard Mike Conley to stay which eventually happened after Conley and the Grizzlies agreed to a five-year, $153 million deal, making him the highest paid player in NBA history.

Parsons has averaged 13.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game last season with the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks choose not to re-sign Parsons after his two-year stint in Dallas. Parsons health is a big concern for the teams who will sign him. He has never completed a full regular season in his entire NBA career, missing a total of 70 regular games and only appeared in one playoff game for the Mavericks.

The Grizzlies finally found a starting small forward for them after they traded Jeff Green to the Clippers in the trade deadline last season. 

Basketball Culture : The Chandler Fashion

With the increasing popularity of the NBA league over the last few years, players have gone beyond the usual business casual attire and put on serious thought on what they wear to arenas and post-game press conferences. Knowing that cameras are always on them and their fashion choices will induce some form of reaction amongst the various social media channels.

Dallas Mavericks’ forward Chandler Parsons is well regarded as one of league’s most fashionable players, and with such a unique style on his personal wardrobe – including brand partnerships with Stance Socks, Del Toro shoes, PSD underwear and Anta, you will definitely learn a thing or two on showing off a great fashion sense.

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And also, some excerpt from Hypebeast for one of Chandler’s interview:

From a fashion standpoint, what can we expect to see from Chandler Parsons in the future? 

Just a little bit of everything. Obviously, I like to stick to what’s popular, but I’m also kind of bold and daring with what I wear. I’m a very confident dude, so I feel I can pull off anything. Obviously, there are going to be some haters and people talking about whatever you wear, but I’m comfortable with what I like, and it’s something I’m going to keep on doing.

Courtesy of : MAXIM and Hypebeast