HoopsHype Marc Gasol rumors

December 20, 2014 Updates

Pau and Marc squaring off for the first time with Pau as a Bull ended up taking a back seat to the storylines of Jimmy Butler's continued stunning offensive prowess, Nikola Mirotic's 3-point marksmanship en route to his career-high 27 points and a defensive effort that held the Grizzlies to 39.4 percent shooting and no fast-break points until the final quarter. But their sibling rivalry never get old, particularly since Pau won his Rookie of the Year award here way back in 2002. "It's special to have the opportunity to play against your brother at the highest level of basketball," Pau said. "We're both doing pretty well so it's meaningful. It's a lot of pride involved. But it is a little weird. "We're both competitive. We don't like losing. As much as we love to see the other one play well, in these particular matchups, we're hoping the other one doesn't have a good game and your team wins. Ultimately, that's what we stand for." Chicago Tribune

December 18, 2014 Updates

A player that increasingly intrigues Raptors management is Memphis centre Marc Gasol. The Spaniard is a free agent this summer. The greatest lack on the Raptors roster is a truly dominant big man. Gasol is a Jungian figure that features prominently in GM Masai Ujiri’s bedside dream diary. Gasol, 29, has good fiduciary and competitive reasons to stay where he is, but it’s still the Western Conference. He might be great for five or six more years and never make it past the second round of the playoffs. Maybe Gasol can be convinced that he should take a free-agent discount in order to ride roughshod over the Eastern Conference for the foreseeable future. Toronto Globe & Mail

December 16, 2014 Updates
December 15, 2014 Updates

A player that increasingly intrigues Raptors management is Memphis centre Marc Gasol. The Spaniard is a free agent this summer. The greatest lack on the Raptors roster is a truly dominant big man. Gasol is a Jungian figure that features prominently in GM Masai Ujiri’s bedside dream diary. Toronto Globe & Mail

December 8, 2014 Updates
December 7, 2014 Updates

There are Bernard and Albert King, Dominique and Gerald Wilkins and Gus and Ray Williams among several others of note, but, on this December day, allow us to go ahead and declare Pau and Marc Gasol the best brothers to ever grace the NBA. But while you may grant they’ve conquered the league, there’s another battle still to be decided. The Spaniards’ own. And even at age 34 and in his 14th NBA season, Pau Gasol is not ready to relinquish the Best in Family designation to the Memphis center. “Ah, no, no, no,” Pau said last week with a smile. “That’s an argument that people can bring up, but I’m playing pretty well myself and I’m happy with where I’m at. “But at some point, maybe he will . . . when I stop playing, maybe he will continue to play. Or I’ll decline more, or not. We’ll see.” Boston Herald

December 6, 2014 Updates
December 5, 2014 Updates

Grizzlies center Marc Gasol said Friday morning that his right knee is fine and he will play against the San Antonio Spurs at 7 p.m. in FedExForum. "I'm ready to go," Gasol said after the Grizzlies' morning shootaround. "We'll get back to playing the way we play." MRI results revealed that Gasol suffered a right knee bone bruise Wednesday night during a loss at Houston. Memphis Commercial Appeal

December 4, 2014 Updates
December 3, 2014 Updates

Marc Gasol as the league's most intriguing talent, a 29-year-old whose physical evolution from roly-poly to ripped has taken him to new heights yet again? He's listening, but he's not hearing it. "I don't see anything extraordinary," Gasol, who is averaging a career-high 20.1 points to go with 8.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.2 steals per game, told USA TODAY Sports this week. "I see that (his play is) good, and I'm in a good place, but I don't see anything like (Golden State Warriors point guard) Steph Curry or something like that. I think it's pretty normal and natural. I'm having to take more shots because I've been asked to do that, and so far it has worked out pretty well." USA Today Sports

Even with the Grizzlies somehow getting one nationally-televised game this season (excluding NBATV), Gasol's game is less of a secret now than ever. Yet no one appreciates it more than the teammates and coaches who hope this isn't their last hurrah together. "I always tell him, 'Man you're the best center in the game, the best big man in the game. Dwight Howard ain't better than you — he just blocks more shots than you. You're the best center in the game,' " Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph told USA TODAY Sports. "It's about winning, and about the big fella coming back, because everybody knows that all the teams are loading up to get him. USA Today Sports

December 2, 2014 Updates

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