Marc Gasol escaped from his brother’s shadow to turn out to be probably the greatest facilities within the NBA, a two-way playmaker who acquired a number of All-League honors in his 13-year profession, in addition to a Defensive Participant of the Yr award in 2013.
Nonetheless, the previous second-round choose will seemingly see his NBA profession finish quickly, because the Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly traded Gasol, a 2024 second-round choose and money issues to the Memphis Grizzlies in trade for the draft rights to Wang Zhelin, a second-round choose within the 2016 NBA Draft.
Gasol performed for the Grizzlies from the 2008-09 to the 2018-19 season.
Following the commerce, Gasol and the Grizzlies “will work collectively on waiver and launch to permit him to stay in Spain,” per Wojnarowski.
The 36-year-old Gasol, whose household additionally lives in Spain, was born in Barcelona.
The writing might have been on the wall for Gasol after the Lakers opted to reduce his enjoying time previous to the 2021 NBA Playoffs with the signing of Andre Drummond. Although Drummond has since signed with the Sixers, the Lakers signed DeAndre Jordan this week whereas Dwight Howard returned this offseason as properly.
With the Lakers planning to play Anthony Davis extra at heart extra this heart, the squeeze of minutes made it a near-certainty that Gasol’s days within the Metropolis of Angels had been numbered.