Grizzlies C Marc Gasol on free agency: 'I won’t say no to anything right now'
Gasol is in the final year of a four-year contract he signed in December 2011.
Over 32 games this season, the 7-foot-1 center has averaged 20.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists while posting a career-high 23.1 Player Efficiency Rating and establishing himself as an MVP candidate.
The 29-year-old is also considered one of the best defensive big men in the league. Gasol previously said that he doesn't see himself anywhere other than Memphis.
“I haven’t weighed anything yet,” said Gasol, who will wait until talking with his agent, Arn Tellum, this offseason. “We’ll sit down and have a human eye-to-eye conversation. We’ll see what we’re looking for the next four or five years of my life with this team, different teams and my family. Whatever decision I make, it would be the best.”
Will the Lakers become one of those candidates?
“I won’t say no to anything right now,” Gasol said in an interview with Los Angeles News Group. “If it’s presented to me, I’ll think about it. If not, I won’t.”
Memphis currently sits in third place in the Western Conference with a 24-8 record. The Grizzlies face the Nuggets in Denver on Saturday.