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Grizzlies will retire Marc Gasol’s jersey in future, says owner

Grizzlies will retire Marc Gasol’s jersey in future, says owner
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MEMPHIS, TENN.—A day after trading Marc Gasol to Toronto, the owner of the Memphis Grizzlies says the franchise will retire the centre’s No. 33 jersey some day in the future.

Owner Robert Pera issued a statement Friday morning after the franchise confirmed the trade netting Memphis a trio of players and a second-round draft pick in the 2024 draft.

The Memphis Grizzlies, who traded Marc Gasol, 34, on Thursday at the NBA trade deadline, said it will retire the centre’s No. 33 jersey some day in the future.  (Brandon Dill / Associated Press)

Pera praised Gasol as a pillar of the Grizzlies for 11 seasons and part of the core that shaped the franchise’s identity on and off the court. Pera thanked Gasol, saying they look forward to one day welcoming the centre back with his jersey hanging in the FedExForum rafters next to those of Zach Randolph and Tony Allen.

The Grizzlies traded Gasol, 34, on Thursday at the NBA trade deadline with the centre holding a $25 million option he can exercise this summer.
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