Marc Gasol ends his time in the NBA

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Marca Gasol during a meeting with the Lakers.

Marc Gasol ends his stage in the NBA, as confirmed SER string. Sports journalist Adrian Wojnarowski, from ESPN, has published the announcement on his Twitter profile and ensures that the Los Angeles Lakers have reached an agreement with the Memphis Grizzlies to transfer the Spanish athlete.

The deal saves the Lakers $ 10 million. In addition to sending Gasol to the Grizzlies, the Lakers have also returned the 2024 second-round rights and cash for the acquisition of 27-year-old Chinese center Wang Zhelin, who was selected by the Memphis team with number 57 of the second round of the 2016 college sweepstakes.

The departure of Gasol from the Lakers, where he has only remained one season, was announced after the Los Angeles team achieved this summer the signings of pivots Dwight Howard and this week DeAndre Jordan, in agreement with the Detroit Pistons, who received him by trade from the Brooklyn Nets.

In his new stage, Marc Gasol will return to Spain to stay with his family. At 36 years old, the 2019 NBA champion, thus ends 13 seasons in the NBA. In August, when their participation in the Olympic Games ended, the Gasol brothers announced their retirement from the Spanish team.

His last season

The Spanish international, Defensive Player of the Year with the Grizzlies, a three-time All-Star selection and NBA champion with the Toronto Raptors, decided last season as a free agent to reject contract offers for several years and more than 10 million dollars. average dollars for wanting to play with the Lakers in search of a second league title, which in the end did not come.

He also did not have his best performance on the field because he had to share minutes with center Montrezl Harrell, who also left the Lakers when he entered the transfer of star point guard Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards.

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