Marc Gasol has not scheduled any meetings with teams other than the Grizzlies, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com. That’s a strong indication that Gasol, an unrestricted free agent, intends to re-sign with Memphis.
Gasol will host a contingent of Grizzlies officials in his native Spain on Wednesday morning when free agency begins, sources told Stein. That raises the possibility a verbal agreement on a new contract will be reached quickly, Stein continues. Contracts cannot be signed until July 9.
This backs up a report by Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal regarding the Grizzlies’ optimism they will re-sign Gasol and that the All-Star center will make a quick decision. Gasol opted to become a free agent mainly for financial reasons, Tillery added.
Gasol’s representatives are open to fielding calls from other teams, Stein adds.