Gasol goes to Raptors…NBA All-Star rosters picked…Phils get Realmuto…Frank Robinson dies
UNDATED (AP) – Marc Gasol was moved before yesterday’s trade deadline, but Anthony Davis remained in New Orleans. The Toronto Raptors picked up Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies for Jonas Valanciunas , CJ Miles, Delon Wright and a second-round draft pick in 2024. The Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t put together a strong enough package to the Pelicans’ liking for Davis, who will go back into the trade market after the season ends.
UNDATED (AP) – Team captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo have selected their rosters for the Feb. 17 NBA All-Star game in Charlotte. James chose Kevin Durant with the first overall pick before taking Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard and James Harden for his starting lineup. Antetokounmpo will start Stephen Curry, Joel Embiid , Paul George and hometown favorite Kemba Walker.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlins for catcher Jorge Alfaro, two pitching prospects and $250,000 in international signing bonus pool allocation. The 27-year-old Realmuto was a first-time All-Star last season before ending the year hitting .277 with career highs of 21 homers, 74 RBIs and an OPS of .825. The Phillies also give up their top pitching prospect in 20-year-old right-hander Sixto Sanchez, along with left-hander Will Stewart.
UNDATED (AP) – Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson has died at 83 after being in failing health and in hospice care at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. Robinson is the only player to earn the MVP award in both leagues and became the first black manager when he took over the Cleveland Indians in 1975. The menacing slugger ranked fourth in major league history with 586 home runs when he retired as a player in 1976.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Phil Mickelson hit every fairway while firing a 6-under 65 in the first round of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. According to the PGA Tour, it was the seventh time Mickelson has hit every fairway in a single round and the first time since Torrey Pines 21 years ago. The accurate performance leaves him one stroke behind co-leaders Scott Langley and Brian Gay, who closed out the front nine with five straight birdies for a 29 at the turn.