Pau Gasol is returning home, declaring Tuesday that he will sign to play with FC Barcelona again and rejoin the establishment with which he began his expert b-ball profession over 20 years prior.
Gasol is a six-time NBA All-Star, winning a couple of titles with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 40-year-old who was brought into the world in Barcelona last showed up in the NBA on March 10, 2019, for Milwaukee.
“I’m glad to get back to the club where I started, and I’m amped up for this new chance,” he wrote in a post via web-based media. “I desire to add to the primary group very soon. I need to say thanks to Barca and its specialized staff for making it conceivable to go along with them.”
Gasol appeared for Barcelona in the 1998-99 season, was important for two Liga ACB — the top Spanish alliance — titles in three years, at that point was the No. 3 pick in the 2001 NBA draft. He was the newbie of the year for Memphis in 2002, won three Olympic awards with Spain, and was important for the group that won the FIBA big showdown, presently called the Basketball World Cup, in 2006.
Gasol has been disturbed by a foot injury in the course of recent years, however, Tuesday’s declaration proposes he accepts he’s prepared to play once more.
“I need to put my abilities and involvement with the removal of the club at a central issue in the season, while simultaneously gaining ground in my state of being and getting into the musicality of rivalry,” Gasol said.
The 7-foot-1 Gasol found the middle value of 17 focuses and 9.2 bounce back in 1,226 customary season games with five NBA clubs, which additionally incorporate Chicago and San Antonio.