Pau Gasol said he wanted to play in the 2021 Olympics, which would make him a five-time Olympian.

"I was hoping before everything changed and got postponed, or cancelled, that I was going to have enough time to heal my injury, to get in an appropriate shape to be able to compete and play and still, at 40 years old, play my fifth Olympics this summer in Tokyo," said Gasol in an interview with the Olympic Channel.

Gasol signed with the Blazers last offseason, but was waived without playing a single game.

Gasol added that he would have to play competitive basketball next season to get into shape for the Olympics.

"I will have to play competitively in order to get to the summer of 2021 at a high level and be able to compete and help my country, which is not a bad thing. But the truth of it is that, in summer 2021, I'll be 41, which is a challenge. ... It is very much still a desire to be able to play my fifth Olympics and potentially that being my very last tournament."