Pau Gasol is one of the most beloved NBA names. In addition, 19 years of experience in the NBA will help Gasol become a “banyan tree, plant” is very valuable to young teammates.
Pau Gasol plans to be a substitute for the Portland Trail Blazers this season. However, a complicated foot injury cost him the opportunity and the Blazers cut his contract ahead of time.
In the past months, the former Spaniard has considered retiring, but then he wants to play for the national team for the last time before retiring from his career. However, fate teased Pau when the Tokyo Olympics were moved to the summer of 2021.
Now that he is fit and wants to play again, Pau Gasol aims to return to the NBA for another season. Along with his intention to re-export, he also shared the destination that he wanted to have his “last trip” with. That is the old roof of Los Angeles Lakers.
Pau Gasol’s wish is that, but what is the feasibility of having a bigman in the Lakers squad?
Before turning 40 in the next season, Pau only played 30 games in the 2018-19 season before sitting outside the entire 2019-20 season because of injury. With the basketball away, the Gasol brothers need to prove to the teams that he still has the strength to play stably.
And after proving itself, the story of the Los Angeles Lakers’ central position will be another challenge.
Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee are doing a great job. In addition, the yellow-purple team had to cut DeMarcus Cousins out of the squad to close the number of players before entering the Playoffs, which showed that the number of “seats in the dressing room” of the Lakers was very small.
However, it is possible that there will be a purple-yellow player who does not return or not renew the contract, opening up the opportunity for Pau Gasol to join the Los Angeles Lakers.
If this happens, LA will have an exemplary individual in the dressing room. Not to mention the ability to play, Pau is one of the most beloved NBA names. In addition, 19 years of experience in the NBA will help Gasol become a banyan tree, plant is very valuable to young teammates.