Marc Gasol Will Play for Spanish Club Girona Which He Founded in 2014

Marc Gasol playing for the Spanish national team

Former NBA All-Star and 2019 NBA Champion Marc Gasol will play for Spanish club Girona, the club he was instrumental in establishing in the second division of Spanish basketball.

Gasol made the announcement on Thursday.

The 36-year-old former Memphis Grizzles star will play the rest of the season there and then decide whether or not he will retire or continue playing.

Gasol, who serves as the owner and president of Girona basketball club, last played for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2020-21 season.

The 6-foot-11 center averaged career-lows in points (5), rebounds (4.1), and minutes played (19.1) in what turned out to be a disappointing season for Gasol as well as the defending champs.

Prior to that, he spent most of his career with the Memphis Grizzlies before being traded to the Toronto Raptors in 2019.

Gasol averaged 9.4points, 6.4 rebounds, and 3.0 assists while helping the Toronto Raptors capture their first NBA title against the Golden State Warriors in six games.

He played with the Spanish national team for the final time at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Marc Gasol spent his first ten years with the Grizzlies after being drafted by the Lakers in 2007.

Gasol was traded for his older brother Pau, a trade that led to the Lakers winning back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010.

Marc was a three-time All-Star and the 2013 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

His NBA career averages stand at 14.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3.4 assists.

While he continues to play, brother Pau retired last month from the NBA and basketball altogether after a successful 19-year career with the Lakers, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, and Milwaukee Bucks.

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The older Gasol sat out his last season with the Portland Trail Blazers with a foot injury.

Both brothers played a major role in Spain’s success at international events such as the FIBA World Cup and the Olympics.