Marc Gasol is expected to continue his career with Girona, a team based in Catalonia, Spain, according to a report from EuroHoops.
The Lakers traded the 36-year-old center on Friday to the Grizzlies, who released him so he could finish his career in his native country. He had expressed a desire to return to Spain so he could be closer to his family.
Gasol had been linked to Girona and Barcelona, the two teams he played for before coming to the NBA. However, Barcelona was considered unlikely because of its financial situation and lack of an open roster spot, according to EuroHoops.
Gasol, who owns the team in Girona, could make the signing official as early as Monday, reports the Spanish website L’Esportiu de Catalunya. He was named Spanish league MVP while playing for Girona in 2008 and could help boost the team, which is currently relegated to the league’s second division.
Gasol played 14 NBA seasons with the Grizzlies, Raptors and Lakers and earned three All-Star appearances. He started 42 of the 52 games he played for L.A. last season and averaged 5.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per night.
7 thoughts on “Marc Gasol Reportedly Signing With Girona In Spain”
He owns the team in Girona. So it makes big time $en$e. To play for them. And increase their value while he can still play. He is approaching retirement. So this is his next endeavor. A team owner in European league. He can be a force in his home nation. Still supporting and pushing the game he loves. Wish him the best.
Gracias Marc — Mucha suerte en el nuevo negocio.
Owner, Player ,Coach ,Promoter; Marc Gasol
Modern day Jackie moon
I knew Gasol was done with his reaction after OG’s game winning shot against the Celtics in sept2020. He was curiously not wanting to celebrate with other teammates and giving the look to get him out of there. LA had to witness this for another 8 months.
Girona is a much nicer place to live than MEM or TOR… so good for Marc! You deserve it dude!
My guess and it’s an educated one …. is that you’ve never been to the 3 places.
Oh is that all, just the owner.
The signing presser won’t need to have many microphones.