Marc Gasol went back to Spain to assess the next move of his career. The Spaniard became a free agent a few days ago, after the Lakers traded him to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Gasol has not decided on his future yet, however he could be a mid-season option for the Golden State Warriors, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
Slater says Gasol’s profile is a fitting one for Golden State’s head coach Steve Kerr. Gasol has the potential to play a role similar to Andrew Bogut.
“Marc Gasol is a name to watch. He just wiggled his way away from the Lakers and, according to an ESPN report, plans to remain in Spain while sorting out the next (and perhaps last) phase of his playing career,” Slater wrote.
“… Remember when Bogut jumped on board a title chase in March a couple of years back? If Gasol gets the midseason itch and sees a path to playing time on a Warriors team that will have Thompson back, there’s a roster spot that can be cleared.
The Warriors do have a taxpayer mid-level they can still offer, if the opportunity arises. The four-time champions are hoping to return to the upper part of the Western Conference with a healthy Klay Thompson at their disposal.