Grizzlies' Gasol could be on move by trade deadline

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With the NBA trade deadline closing in, there's going to be plenty of whispers about what teams might be selling, and one of those teams might be the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies are 19-24, currently sitting in 14th in the Western Conference, so a trip to the postseason is getting further and further away.

One player that could be the radar of playoff contenders is Marc Gasol, who this season at 33-years old is still playing at a high level, averaging 15.4 points per game.

He's also grabbing 8.5 rebounds per outing and 4.5 assists. Not bad for a 7-foot-1 center.

Gasol will be a free agent at the end of the season, and Marc Stein of the New York Times says that the Grizzlies might move him now instead of waiting for the offseason in which they would get nothing in return.

One whisper making the rounds: Marc Gasol can become a free agent at season's and, amid a growing belief around the league that he will indeed exercise that option, Memphis could be moved to explore trading Gasol now rather than face the threat of losing him without compensation

It would make sense if the Grizzlies continue at the bottom of the Western Conference standings that Gasol might be on the way out the door to build for the future.

Now the question is what they can get for him and what teams would be in the mix to grab him.