Marc Gasol Rumors

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Marc Gasol
Marc Gasol
Position: C
Born: 01/29/85
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.5 kg.
Salary: $24,119,025
The Charlotte Hornets had a chance to swing the table and prove to Kemba Walker they’re capable of acquiring talent by trading for Marc Gasol. Yet when a potential deal slipped from their grip, the Hornets star was deflated to see he would no longer be getting help to chase a spot in the postseason. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski detailed the incident in The Woj Pod: “I got the sense in talking to people, that trade deadline really deflated him,” Wojnarowski said of Walker. “When they were pretty close on a Marc Gasol deal, and it fell apart. It didn’t happen. He goes to Toronto. And he looks around and goes, “Come on, what are we trying to do here?”
But at a moment that produced what Augustin would call the biggest shot of his career, he encountered no resistance as he dribbled left behind the screen — not Leonard fighting over Vucevic’s screen with his long reach, and not Gasol stepping out on a switch. “Our coverage was to get over the top of the screen and have Marc be up and help on that, and then stay home,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “It looked like Kawhi thought it was a switch and went under to hold up Vucevic, and Marc was still in the up position but not the switch position — so it gave him the room to get it off.”
1 week ago via ESPN