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Oct 12, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16) looks on against the Orlando Magic during the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol made a point of saying he didn’t ask to trade or buyout him from the Spurs.

This season, the 38-year-old veteran is averaging 4.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, while shooting at 47.7 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from three in 12.5 minutes of action.