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Monday, September 19th, 2011 at 9:10 am  |  6 responses

Free Agent Marc Gasol Hoping to Re-Sign With Memphis Grizzlies


Whenever the lockout ends, and NBA free agents can start signing new deals, Marc Gasol’s preference would be to stay in Memphis. From the Commercial Appeal: “With a second straight European crown in his back pocket, Gasol now wants to hold on to another title: Grizzlies starting center. Gasol will be a restricted free agent whenever the NBA and its players’ union agree to a new collective bargaining agreement. He wants to remain a Grizzly so much that you just might see the giant Spaniard strolling around town by the end of this month or early October. ‘I grew up in Memphis. I feel like it’s my home,’ Gasol said in a telephone interview before amassing 11 points, six rebounds and two blocks during Spain’s 98-85 title win in Kaunas, Lithuania. ‘They always say it’s a business and there are bad sides to the business. We have to wait until it plays out. But I’m looking forward to something good happening.’ The Griz will have the right to match any offers for Gasol — a rule that is expected to roll over into the new CBA. Both sides proclaimed solidarity at the end of last week but didn’t announce plans to continue negotiations.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO KEEP HIM

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    I really like the Grizz, if they don’t resign Marc they’ll be in big trouble though.

  • riggs

    GO TO NY

  • don

    they should pay him more than what conely received

  • CARTEL

    It would be lovely to have him here in NY..BUT, I respect his loyalty to his team, which we dnt see too often anymore. I think he should stay in Memphis…

  • ai come back

    MIAMI with marc gasol does that work?

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