More than a rumor it is almost a wish. A last dance in modest terms that should have happened last year, but Klay Thompson ended up breaking the achilles and Marc defending the purple and gold although with performance and results very different from those of his brother Pau a decade ago.
Now, with the Gasol middleweight debating between Spain and the United States and with Golden State Warriors with a gap still available in his roster, the affair could be.
The small ball points to prevailing scheme on Steve Kerr’s board while waiting for what a James Wiseman has to object to in his course sophomore. But the return of Andre Iguodala and having Draymond Green in your squad, to which add the signing of Otto Porter Jr, invites dynamic, interchangeable and light-sized quintets.
The fifth element: from Australia to Spain
But in turn, now that the skull trio is healthy again, Iggy at home and with Kevin Durant far enough away not to detract from the others with his brilliance, it is impossible not to think about that fifth element called Andrew Bogut, who served as perfect counterpoint and whose role seems tailor-made to be reinterpreted by Marc Gasol.
Without enjoying the same finishing power near the rim but even in rebounding terms, intimidation to the low post and sublime IQ creator to the high post, Marc Gasol, at its current cost (the minimum of veteran) it is impossible that it is not being a letter to consider to culminate as the finishing touch to the Bob Myers template.
And postponing one more year to return home with his family, to his native Barcelona or his sentimental Girona, would only make sense for the pivot in case the ring re-emerged as a real possibility. At 36 years old and seeing his physical decline, he has one bullet left in his chamber, no more.
And there is no doubt that the healthy Splash Brothers are reason enough on their own, but even more so if you surround them, as they are, with the appropriate accessories. Because how beautiful those 2015 GSWs were.
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