Pau Gasol is returning to Spain to play for Barcelona, with the staff saying that his deal runs by way of June 30, 2021.
The 40-year-old huge man started his skilled basketball profession with Barcelona in 1998-99, spending 4 seasons with the membership earlier than making the soar to the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies within the 2001-02 season, and was named the league’s Rookie of the Yr.
“I am comfortable to return to the membership the place I started, and I am enthusiastic about this new alternative: I hope to contribute to the primary staff very quickly. I wish to thank Barca and its technical employees for making it doable to hitch them,” Gasol stated in a press release.
Very comfortable to return again dwelling.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Força Barça! 🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/6CewIY2Bil
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) February 23, 2021
On Saturday, Gasol had denied Spanish media experiences that he had reached a take care of Barcelona, writing on Twitter that he remained “targeted on my restoration and I’m not able to get again to competing simply but.”
Gasol has been attempting to regain his health to be able to play in his fifth Olympic Video games. He stated final yr that he wanted to play this season to present himself an opportunity of creating it to Tokyo. He’s a three-time Olympic medalist with Spain.
Gasol, a six-time NBA All-Star, gained two championships with the Los Angeles Lakers after being traded to Los Angeles from Memphis in 2008. He additionally performed for the Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Milwaukee Bucks and has profession averages of 17 factors and 9.2 rebounds.
He final performed within the NBA within the 2018-19, ending the season with Milwaukee.
The Related Press contributed to this report.