Marc Gasol and Grizzlies to host preseason game vs Real Madrid

Wednesday August 8th, 2012

Spain's Marc Gasol and the Grizzlies kick off their preseason at home in Memphis against Real Madrid. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies will get an opportunity this NBA preseason to play against some of his current Olympic teammates and the rest of the Real Madrid team from his native Spain, according to the Grizzlies' website.

Memphis is set to open up their preseason at home in the Fed Ex Forum against Real Madrid on October 6 at 7 p.m.

Madrid's roster got a boost this offseason from Rudy Fernandez, who announced in July that he will leave the NBA to play for Madrid. The team also has Sergio Rodriguez, who spent four seasons in the NBA before returning to Spain in 2010. Both of them are currently on Spain's Olympic basketball team with Gasol.

The league announced
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