Sources: Grizz to get, lower Gasol after Lakers deal
The Los Angeles Lakers traded Marc Gasol, a 2024 second-round decide and money ($250,000) to Memphis on Friday.
The Grizzlies plan to work on a waiver and launch to permit Gasol to stay in Spain together with his household, sources instructed ESPN.
The Lakers will save roughly $10 million in wage and luxurious tax and purchase the draft rights to Memphis’ Wang Zhelin. The Lakers have 13 assured contracts earlier than the beginning of coaching camp this month.
After the tumult of the Orlando bubble in 2020 and the COVID-19 restrictions of the 2020-21 season, Gasol decided to stay together with his household in Spain for the beginning of the 2021-22 season, sources stated.
His skilled profession began in 2003 with FC Barcelona in Spain, and his NBA profession began with Memphis in 2008. It was a Lakers-Grizzlies commerce earlier than his rookie season that included his older brother, Pau, that set the stage for a profitable 11-year run with the Grizzlies.
Gasol, 36, has gained an NBA championship, gained two Olympic silver medals, made three All-Star groups and earned an NBA Defensive Participant of the Yr Award and All-NBA first-team honors. After the Lakers signed two former All-Star facilities this summer time — Dwight Howard and DeAndre Jordan — it appeared Gasol’s function could be more and more restricted.
Gasol had a $2.7 million deal for the 2021-22 season. The Lakers signed him to a two-year free-agent deal in 2020 after he spent a season-plus in Toronto Raptors, the place he was a part of a 2019 NBA championship crew.