Less than 48 hours after being sent to Memphis by the Lakers, Marc Gasol is about to leave the NBA for Basquet Girona (LEB Oro), a club he founded and presides over.
Become a player of the club that you chair. A possible fate that Marc Gasol is in the process of transforming into reality, he who is the founder and boss of the Basquet Girona club playing in LEB Oro, second echelon of Spanish basketball. According to the Catalan sports daily The Sports, the 36-year-old pivot should become a player of « his » team this Monday, as he wanted when the time to leave the NBA would have sounded. A career choice similar to that of his older brother, Pau (41) who returned to Barcelona this year after having lived the American adventure for almost 20 years. The future of Marc Gasol is emerging and it seemed logical that it is no longer written in the United States after fourteen seasons, including eleven in Memphis, playing with the best players in the world.. He will have played 891 games on the courts across the Atlantic and scored 14 points on average per game.
Gasol just attended a friendly match in Girona
The 2019 NBA champion with the Toronto Raptors spent the last year on the Los Angeles side, with the Lakers, but has just been sent to the Grizzlies. An official movement that was not going to materialize according to ESPN, which announced these last hours that Marc Gasol was going to be cut by the franchise of Tennessee. Thus, the return of the 2.11m man to Girona, where he already played between 2006 and 2008 (with CB Girona), is a little more precise. A fortiori when we know that he is currently in Spain and attended a friendly match of Basquet Girona against Cornella on Saturday. All the lights are green for Marc Gasol who will see his daily life change considerably, both in club and selection. He retired internationally after Spain was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics against the United States.