By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc Gasol has been officially waived by the Memphis Grizzlies, the team announced Wednesday.
He was recently traded by the Los Angeles Lakers to Memphis with one year left in his contract. The Grizzlies were expected to release him.
Gasol, 36, has been reported to be signing with Girona. He owns the team currently competing in Spain’s second division, LEB Oro.
Similar to his brother Pau, Marc retired from the Spain national team after the 2020 Olympic Games. Their side was eliminated by France in the quarterfinals and ranked sixth in the men’s basketball tournament held in Tokyo. Both remain free agents with the 2021-22 season the club level approaching.
Per the press release: “The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the team waived center Marc Gasol. Gasol was acquired by the Grizzlies from the Los Angeles Lakers with a 2024 second round draft pick for the draft rights to center Wang Zhelin (57th overall in 2016) on Sept. 10.
Gasol (7-1, 255) holds regular season career averages of 14.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 32.2 minutes in 891 games (866 starts) over 13 seasons with the Grizzlies, Raptors and Lakers. During his 11 seasons in Memphis (2008-19), Gasol was a three-time NBA All-Star (2012, 2015, 2017), a two-time All-NBA selection (First Team in 2014-15, Second Team in 2012-13), and the 2012-13 NBA Defensive Player of the Year. The Barcelona, Spain, native led the Grizzlies to seven consecutive playoff appearances (2011-17), including a trip to the 2013 Western Conference Finals.”