Gasol could leave the Lakers

According to journalist Marc Stein, the Spanish pivot would be considering other options. After the Olympics, he stated that he would remain in Los Angeles.


Unexpected turn in the NBA. According to the North American journalist Marc Stein, Marc Gasol would be considering leaving the Los Angeles Lakers. At the very least, you would be evaluating other options. Currently, the Spanish pivot has a guaranteed contract for next season, something that placed him as one of the few safe pieces for the Los Angeles franchise for the next season; but, now, it might not be so. An even more surprising information if one takes into account that, after the Olympic Games, at the same time that he announced his retirement from the National Team, Gasol assured that he would fulfill his bond as purple and gold.

"I heard that it is not completely closed for Marc Gasol to return to the Lakers, even after he said, after the defeat of Spain in the quarterfinals against the United States in the Olympic Games, that he intends to play the last year of the contract two-year-old who signed with the franchise. It is not yet clear if that means Gasol can be released to play for another NBA team or if he would eventually choose to end his career in his home country like his brother Pau. " explains Stein.

It is not the first time, however, that Marc's name has been placed outside of the Lakers. This summer, there was even speculation about a possible transfer. Ramona Shelbourne, in an article collected by Silves Screen and Roll, revealed, at the beginning of August, that he could have headed to the Minnesota Timberwolves, where Ricky Rubio and Juancho Hernangómez have come from.

At 36, Marc has finished his 13th season in the NBA. After the arrival of Andre Drummond, it got complicated. On it, he spoke once the course was over, in statements collected by journalist Harrison Faigen, who specializes in the Lakers. In them, he even went so far as to affirm that, in other circumstances, the situation could have caused his departure from the Los Angeles franchise (the buyout was speculated). "I was like fifth in the position, but I didn't need anyone to explain that to me. I got it ... But there's also the family aspect. My kids go to school here. My wife was happy here. Moving my family again It was not ideal for me at the time, "he said then. Now, the possibility seems to return.During the course of the campaign, Gasol continued to be one of those players who make his teammates better, with that ability to distribute from the inside that he has developed so much in recent times, but the records were the worst of his NBA career: 5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game in the regular season and 6 + 4 + 2 in the playoffs. After getting the ring in Toronto, he accepted the veteran minimum in Los Angeles, but, in the negotiation, he demanded the aforementioned second year of contract, which was granted. 2.6 million guaranteed that, finally, he could receive away from the Lakers.

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