Grizzlies GM: No rebuild on horizon
Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace says it's status quo in Memphis.
"We have no intention to trade Marc," Wallace told ESPN's Tim MacMahon. "We never seriously considered that at all. We never placed any calls to any teams in that regard. So that's not happening ... it's also Mike Conley when he comes back. We've got two guys among the elite in the league at their respective positions that are still very much in their window with an awful lot of tread left on their tires."
The Grizzlies lost their ninth straight Wednesday, their first game under interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff after Monday's surprising firing of David Fizdale. The dismissal was reportedly a partial result of Fizdale's falling-out with Gasol, who's currently shooting a career-low 41.6 percent. As of Thursday, Memphis is 2 1/2 games out of eighth place in the West, endangering the team's seven-year playoff streak.
Though Gasol's a center who turns 33 in January, and Conley has missed 58 games over the last four seasons, Wallace is optimistic.
"We're full speed ahead," he said. "We believe in this team."
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