Not ready to retire: ex-Raptor Gasol continues his basketball career in Spain

Looks like Marc Gasol is finally ready to play basketball again.

Amid rumors that the 36-year-old is retiring from the sport, Eurohoops.com’s Johnny Askounis reports that the former center for the Toronto Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers should ” widely debuting ”for the Spanish club. Bàsquet Girona next month.

Gasol is expected to officially announce his return to court on Thursday, teasing the news on an Instagram story this week.

Askounis says Gasol could debut as early as December 3.

Gasol is also co-owner and president of Girona. He co-founded the team in 2014. Gasol spent three seasons playing for a former Girona team, CB Girona, from 2006 to 2008. Bàsquet Girona currently play in Liga LEB Oro, the second highest professional league in the world. ‘Spain.

Gasol’s last NBA game was in the 2021 playoffs as a member of the Lakers.

Three-time star Gasol played 11 seasons for the Grizzlies before being shipped to Toronto in February 2019 for CJ Miles, Jonas Valančiūnas, Delon Wright.

Gasol only played 105 games in Toronto: 70 regular season games and 35 playoff games, but he instantly became a fan favorite during his short stint.

Gasol’s acquisition was widely celebrated as the last ‘missing piece’ of the 2019 Toronto Championship, and his antics during the team’s championship parade etched him forever in the hearts of Raptors fans.

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