Pau Gasol: “A final season with the Lakers or Barcelona would be attractive”

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if he is healthy, Pau Gasol wants to play for another season in order to have the chance to participate in the 2021 Olympics’ tournament for one last time.

Gasol won two NBA titles with the Lakers (2008-2014), while he started his career in Barcelona. He also played for the Memphis Grizzlies, the Chicago Bulls, the San Antonio Spurs and the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Spanish legend claimed that the idea of getting to play one more season either in Lakers’ uniform or Barcelona is quite attractive.

“I’m feeling good. I’ve had more time to recover,” he was quoted as saying by Spanish media per Yahoo Sports. “When I can start running and jumping I will have a lot more information to know for sure if the foot and the bone are consolidated for me to be playing professional basketball again.”

“My intention is to play another season if the foot is OK, either in the NBA or in Europe,” he continued. “A final season with the Lakers is attractive, finishing at Barça is attractive, but you have to see the real possibilities and see what situation would be best for the circumstances of the moment.”