Marc Gasol says frustration from injuries led to his “transformation”

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Marc Gasol has worked on his conditioning during the NBA season “pause”, as he lost a good amount of weight in the meantime.

The Toronto Raptors’ big man has admitted that nagging injuries played an important role on his decision to change habits (food, sleep), as he got frustrated for the fact that he couldn’t help his team during this season.

According to Lori Ewing of the Canadia Press:

“It was a frustrating season for me personally because I could never get a rhythm and help the team the way that I should be helping the team,” Gasol said Wednesday, in his first comments to the media since the league shuttered four months ago.

“As soon as… we got informed the [Toronto training] facility was closing down, I got together with my team on a phone call and got going on a plan to resolve these ongoing issues.”

Gasol lost 28 of the Raptors’ 64 games until March. The 2019 NBA champion will try to leave the first of the 2019-2020 season behind, hoping to help the Raptors defend their title.