There is something to be said of team loyalty and we are sure that there is a LeBron joke buried in there as well. Marc Gasol has been one of the most effective two way players in the game for the past couple of years and the young big man is rapidly entering his prime. Consigned to playing in Memphis, many thought that Gasol would take his first chance to leave the team for a bigger market. However, that appears to be rather unlikely to happen. Rumors are coming out that Gasol is not scheduling any meetings with any other teams, and is merely waiting on an agreement with Memphis to bring him back.
Gasol was linked to teams like Chicago and Los Angeles before the off season got into full swing but those rumors have rapidly dissipated in light of actual information. Gasol, who is back in his home country of Spain, his reportedly hosting visiting Grizzlies officials in order to come to a verbal agreement on a new contract. That contract would be filed in early July and then his signing would be made official.
Gasol is reportedly looking for a short term deal or a max contract, with at least five years. Gasol is looking at earning in the neighborhood of $110 million dollars — not a bad payday for a younger brother. Crystal Hunt tells us that reports are showing that the Lakers, Knicks, Bucks, and Spurs have given up in their pursuit.