Wednesday, June 29

The alternatives that Marc Gasol handles


The announcement, not expected, stops being shocking. Marc Gasol he lives his last hours in the NBA. The transfer of the Lakers to whats Grizzlies, lets glimpse the end of a stage for the 36-year-old Catalan center in the American League after 13 seasons. Only an unexpected script twist will prevent it, as the middle of the Gasoline negotiate in Memphis the termination of your contract which will leave you free to define your future. The question is whether it will be to make one last attempt in the NBA, return to Spain or to retire permanently, something that has not yet been clarified.

The arrival of Marc Gasol it didn’t quite work for the Lakers and confirmation of the signing of DeAndre Jordan it has only precipitated chip movement this preseason. The possibility that he will continue in the NBA, although minimal, cannot be ruled out with several teams considering the experience and size of a player such as Bagasse to take the last step of the assault on the title.

One more year?

That is the case of warriors of the golden state, who value him as a player with great game vision, capable of generating from the pivot position, which would complement well with Draymond Green, and that would be a perfect reference for the young James Wiseman, the number two of draft of 2020, whom injuries have haunted in his first year. The Utah Jazz and the Portland Trail Blazers their incorporation would also be considered as a more than interesting effort in their assault on the ring.

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The Barça it is an option that cannot be totally ruled out. The economic situation of the club, at the moment, does not invite optimism and the negotiation of the board with Nikola Mirotic to reduce his file is the most evident proof. But the presence of Juan Carlos Navarro, close friend of Bagasse, at the head of the azulgrana section is the best asset for the alternative to arise. At the end of last season, Navarrese He already made it clear that he would try to get Marc to arrive and that possibility remains open to this day.

Girona, in its heart

Marc has already commented on several occasions his desire to close his career in Girona, city ​​with which it has a very special relationship. It was there that he managed to establish himself as a player, between 2006 and 2008 in the ranks of the Akasvayu, before going to the US. In 2014, the pivot founded El Marc Gasol Basketball School Club, a project that has been developed year after year and that now has its senior team in the LEB gold.

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After two very demanding years, in which sports have been very demanding, the last option for Marc is to retire to settle permanently in Spain with his family, his wife Cristina, and their two children, Júlia and Luca.

Nothing remains for him to demonstrate on a field, with two World Cups, two Olympic silver and two Europeans with the national team. And equally important achievements in the NBA with a ring in 2019 with the Toronto raptors, three appearances in the All-Star, twice All NBA and once in the defensive team

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