Jonas Valaciunas will walk these days thinking that had he not been traded for the Raptors, he would now be in the midst of fighting for the ring and very close to making history with the Canadian team. The Lithuanian was one of the pieces in the operation that led Marc Gasol to Toronto, and the Lithuanian ended the season in Memphis.
The pivot, who has a year of contract and which is the player's option, is planning to give up that option, ie the 17.6 million dollars that remain of the agreement signed in 2015. But that would not mean abandoning the Grizzlies, on the contrary, the player's idea would be to renew with Memphis, as a free agent, as reported by Adrian Wojnaroski, with another long-term contract. Valanciunas averaged 19.9 points and 10.7 rebounds during his short stint in the Grizzlies.