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Marc Gasol Confirms He'll Return To Lakers In 21-22, Retire From Spanish National Team

Aug 3, 2021 11:27 AM

Following their 95-81 loss to the United States in the Tokyo Olympics, Marc Gasol and Pau Gasol announced they will retire from the Spanish national team.

"It is time to get off the rollercoaster that we went on many years ago," said Marc Gasol.

Marc Gasol, however, confirmed that he will return to the Los Angeles Lakers next season.

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Pau Gasol Attempting NBA Comeback

Dec 9, 2020 2:26 PM

Pau Gasol hopes to resume his playing career in hopes of joining the Los Angeles Lakers for the 20-21 season and also plain for Spain in the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.

"There is meaning and history there," said Gasol, who won titles with the Lakers alongside Kobe Bryant in 2009 and 2010. "I'm not going to lie. It would be very special, and now that my brother [Marc] is there, even more special. But I'm not in a position now to be very demanding. I don't have 10 offers on the table."

Gasol hasn't played in the NBA since March 2019 and has undergone two surgeries in his left foot. Gasol has been training in Northern California where he is living with his wife.

Gasol's brother, Marc Gasol, signed a two-year deal with the Lakers this offseason.

"I want the opportunity to contribute -- to feel needed," Gasol said. "Not just to be there. That's not who I am. I want to enjoy it, and players usually enjoy playing."

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