The Los Angeles Lakers continued the makeover of its supporting cast around LeBron James and (likely) Anthony Davis by agreeing to sign center Marc Gasol to a contract, per reports.
Gasol is a 35-year-old, three-time All-Star spent a little over a season with the Toronto Raptors, helping them win the 2018-2019 title after being acquired at the trade deadline from Memphis, where he spent nearly the first 11 seasons of his career with the Grizzlies.
The Spaniard started 43 of the 44 regular season games he played in last season, scoring 7.5 points and grabbing 6.3 rebounds per game on 38.5% shooting from three. But he ran out of steam in the playoffs, starting 11 games for the Raptors, but shot just 39.1% from the field and 18.5% from three at the Orlando bubble. Gasol was originally drafted by the Lakers, but was traded to Memphis before he played an NBA game in 2008 in the deal that brought his older brother Pau to Los Angeles.
Gasol will be L.A.’s main big man after Dwight Howard agreed to a contract with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Lakers traded JaVale McGee and a second round pick to Cleveland for the non-guaranteed contracts of Jordan Bell and Alfonzo McKinnie.
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Los Angeles has been busy remaking their supporting cast, agreeing to contract with guard Wesley Matthews, re-signing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, signing 6th Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell and trading Danny Green to Oklahoma City for Dennis Schroder.
Financial terms for Gasol have not yet been disclosed.
Source: Forbes – Business