Report: Marc Gasol to only meet with Grizzlies

Tuesday June 30th, 2015

Unrestricted free-agent center Marc Gasol will meet with only the Memphis Grizzlies and is not scheduling meetings with other teams who are interested in him, reports’s Marc Stein. 

According the report, Gasol will instead host Grizzlies officials in his native Spain on Wednesday morning.

Gasol and the Grizzlies can agree to a deal verbally after the free agent period begins at midnight on Tuesday, but cannot sign a new contract until July 9, when the NBA’s moratorium is lifted. Gasol has spent his entire seven-year NBA career with the Grizzlies.

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Gasol, 30, can sign a short-term deal or a five-year maximum deal with Memphis that could be worth as much as $110 million.

Among the teams that are reportedly interested in Gasol are the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks, and San Antonio Spurs.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Gasol has no interest in signing with the Lakers, while the New York Post reports that the Knicks have given up hope of signing Gasol.

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Gasol, the 2013 NBA Defensive Player of the Year and two-time All-Star, averaged a career-high 17.4 points to go along with 7.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game last season for Memphis.

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