Marc Gasol assured after the Games that he would return to Los Angeles to fulfill the remaining year of contract with the Lakers but, after a few weeks, that possibility is no longer so clear. Especially before the imminent arrival of DeAndre Jordan to the Angelina franchise.
The landing of the pvot de Houston in the Lakers and the signing of Dwight Howard, as well as the possibility of seeing Anthony Davis in the position of ‘5’, complicate the continuity of the Spaniard in a Los Angeles team in which the internal rotation is closed with the pvot of Sant Boi starting behind in the plans of Frank Vogel.
The situation of the Los Angeles campus could end with the name of Marc Gasol in the market before the season begins. And in fact, there are already several franchises pending the future of the Spaniard to try to incorporate him as a rotation player before the start of the new season.
This summer, Marc’s name was already included in a transfer rumor that would have found his bones in Minnesota and now are the Golden State Warriors those that appear most strongly as a possible new destination for the NBA champion in 2019 with the Toronto Raptors, according to Yardbarker.
The San Francisco franchise has the Spaniard on its radar as it sees him as an important player in its rotation who will help develop a young talent like James Wiseman and complete a Luxury defensive duo with Draymond Green. In addition, his vision of the game would be of great use to find open shooters like Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
Jazz and Blazers waiting
The Warriors aren’t the only team that appears to have shown interest in the possible trade of Marc Gasol. The Portland Trail Blazers are looking for an inside player to supply with guarantees the loss of Jusuf Nurkic, while the Utah Jazz They are also waiting for the Spaniard to complete an interior rotation with Rudy Gobert y Hassan Whiteside.
Marc’s future is not at all clear and the Spaniard does not even rule out the possibility of returning to Spain. And ah, Girona will be one of the main ones. Marc is very attached to the city personally and in sports. There he exploited basketball with Akasvayu upon his return from the 2006 World Cup. In addition, he is president of the club that plays for the LEB Oro and on more than one occasion has shown his desire to play one last campaign in it before retiring.