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Spain's guards didn't adjust by looking for Pau and Marc Gasol in the post enough, and then compounded that by missing all but two of their 22 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc. "Everyone thought we had won this before it started, but we didn't prepare well for the game and were trying to play catchup the entire way," Spain guard Juan Carlos Navarro said. "They prepared better than we did. We relied on doing what we always do, defend and get out on the break, but our shots didn't fall, and they played with a lot of poise." Boston Herald

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Marc Stein: Grizz star Marc Gasol, of course, well known as one of Ingles' biggest fans, but MEM also has to keep eye on where they are luxury-tax wise. Grizzlies, based on my famously sketchy math, are about $1.2 million under the luxury-tax line. And Ingles would cost 'em $915,000. Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

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While Gasol avoided directly addressing whether he would sign a contract extension in December, he indicated that the franchise would have to make dramatic changes for him to seek different pastures. “You know my relationship with Memphis and my relationship with the Grizzlies,” Gasol said via telephone from his native Spain. “I’ve always said Memphis is my home away from home. Robert (Pera, Griz controlling owner) knows that. I know that. My teammates know that and that’s all that matters. I live day to day but I don’t see myself anywhere else. Only time will time. But I don’t see a reason to change right now. Why would I change right now?” Memphis Commercial Appeal

Gasol, 29, also has made clear his desire to continue playing alongside veteran forward Zach Randolph. The Grizzlies have stated their desire to sign Randolph to a contract extension. Randolph has a player option for the 2014-15 season and both sides appear amenable to working out terms for a deal that goes beyond next season. Gasol is watching. “I know Zach wants to be in Memphis,” Gasol said. “He wants to be here long term. It’s hard in the NBA to call a city your home and he’s called Memphis his home. We’ll see what ends up happening.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Gasol deflected questions about his future. He’s eligible for a contract extension in December. But Gasol could become a restricted free agent in the summer of 2015 if he declines the contract extension. “Who knows what will happen?” Gasol said. “It’s the NBA. They could decide to do something else and make a change at my position. Nothing is promised.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

In short, Gasol doesn’t sound as if he’s uneasy about the future of the franchise despite the abrupt firing of CEO Jason Levien and controlling owner Robert Pera’s intention to be more involved in shaping the team. “Those things are things you can’t control and can’t worry about,” Gasol said about the dismissal of Levien and executive Stu Lash. “For some reason they were released. I’m not trying to understand why and I don’t want to know. There were probably some things that weren’t clear, and that’s it. “Everything is going forward. They have a vision of what they want to do with the franchise and I’m proud of it. Robert wants to build a culture of winning. He wants us to win and he wants to put us in the best position to do that. He’s committed.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

Gasol acknowledged that he regularly talks to Pera, who has also empowered Joerger to be more involved in team’s decision making. The Griz owner also has a few players on speed dial. Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol said that he will play in FIBA World Cup with Spanish National Team. “I am available for World Cup” Gasol said as reported by EFE. “My season ended one week ago but I am looking forward to play again” added Gasol. Sportando

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