Marc Gasol seeks team as a free agent. At 35, the Spanish pivot has spent the last season and a half in Toronto Raptos, where he was proclaimed NBA champion (Finals of 2019) and where he later lowered his level last season, perhaps due to the demanding stretch of a previous in the one that won the NBA and, less than three months later, the World Cup with the Spanish National Team.
His cache, however, remains high in an NBA in which he has been one of the best centers of the last decade: three times all star, Defender of the Year in 2013 … Marc had several options: renew with the Raptors, seek a last great economic contract in another destination or lower his financial claims to enlist with a contender for the ring and try to win a second title of champion.
The latter could do it in the Lakers, who were left without Dwight Howard, whom they intended to recover. But Howard, strangely and after announcing his continuity in LA, ended up committing to the Sixers. Y This left a gap in the rotation that the current champion, according to journalist Marc Stein, could try to fill with Marc.
It would be an exciting move in sports for Marc, who would also play andn the team that drafted him (number 48 in 2007) and from where he was traded, before making his debut, to Memphis Grizzlies (where he played between 2008 and 2019) in the operation that brought his brother Pau from Tennessee to the Lakers (where he won two championship rings in 2009 and 2010).