Sergio Scariolo points out Marc Gasol’s physical improvement and tells him to “enjoy some paella”

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Antigoni Zachari

10/Feb/19 16:16

Sergio Scariolo knows Marc Gasol from inside out and has seen him develop from a “chubby kid” to a “late bloomer”. That, of course, causes a bit of… teasing from the coach’s side!

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Sergio Scariolo, who serves as an assistant on Nick Nurse’s Raptors staff has no hesitation in suggesting that Gasol is just now reaching his peak as a player, at the age of 34.

“When this guy started, he was chubby, even fat, when he was a kid,” Scariolo mentions to the press. “Then he grew as a professional and he developed great skills. They were there, but he didn’t really know how to use them and he’s been kind of a late bloomer.”

The long-term Spanish NT coach also believes that Marc is in full shape, and doesn’t cease the chance to joke with him about that.

“Physically, he’s in great shape, he takes care of himself. Sometimes I joke with him … in terms of healthy food and ‘take care of your yourself.’ Sometimes I say, ‘Enjoy a little bit of paella,’ right? But he’s a great pro, that’s why he’s in great shape at 34.”