Sergio Scariolo
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Toronto Raptors assistant coach Sergio Scariolo praised Marc Gasol for his professionalism and great shape even at the age of 34.

Here is what the Spanish coach told the press regarding the newest addition of the Raptors:

“When this guy started, he was chubby, even fat, when he was a kid. 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.

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.”