FC Barcelona Rumors
His role did not mirror what he experienced during his first stint with FC Barcelona. Yet, Gasol considered it “very special” that he played in limited minutes at the end of the season and helped the team win another La Liga title. Gasol will try to do the same for the Spanish national team, which he called “a very good team.” Still, Gasol predicted “the competition is going to be fierce,” which could include Team USA even if a handful of stars have abstained following the compressed NBA season. “They are a very talented team,” Gasol said of Team USA. “You have to play your best on both ends of the floor and take them out of your game. That’s what we will try to do. That’s against any team, but that’s against the best teams even more. So we’ll see if our paths cross.”
Pau Gasol was named by Spain to the preliminary list of players set to start training camp ahead of the Olympic Games. His brother, Marc Gasol, is also among the 18 players called up by head coach Sergio Scariolo. Ricky Rubio, Juan Hernangomez, and Willy Hernangomez are the remaining NBA players on the list.
Pacojo: FC Barcelona is close to reaching an agreement with Mario Hezonja. Mario Hezonja: Paco striking de Madrid. With personal opinions. I love this game. Also, Cory deserves at least 10% INCREASED salary for what he did for them IMO. And Paco, I don’t have an agent.
Christos Harpidis: Barcelona have the rights of Mario Hezonja which means that if he has any offer for next season the @FCBbasket could match the offer but…If Panathinaikos give the €400K buyout to them and if @mariohezonja wants he will stay to #paobc. @Totalbasketgr #ligaendesa #euroleague Mario Hezonja: This is true. Bravo re Christos, it wasn’t that hard right?
Mario Hezonja’s return to Europe with Panathinaikos after spending five seasons in the NBA has caught the attention of his former club FC Barcelona, which is looking to bring back the Croatian player next season. As reported by SER’s Pacojo Delgado, the 2021 Liga Endesa champions are close to bringing 26-year-old Hezonja back. On top of that, Barcelona has asked Cory Higgins for a 10% salary cut, and the player is likely to refuse and move on to Olimpia Milano.
Pau Gasol aims to help FC Barcelona capture its 19th domestic title and third of his own. His return in February receiving an enthusiastic response from the fans has been followed by strong outings all the way up to the best-of-three series determining the Spanish league champion. “This can be my last game,” he admitted in the buildup to Finals Game 2 planned to be held Tuesday evening at Barca’s home court, “I have been thinking for years that my last game could have been a long time ago due to the injuries. These thoughts have crossed my mind.”
Just a few hours after the completion of the 2020-21 EuroLeague season which didn’t end in the desired way for FC Barcelona, the team seems to be setting sights on its reinforcements for next season. According to Carrusel Deportivo’s Antoni Daimiel, Barcelona GM Juan Carlos Navarro has Marc Gasol at the top of his agenda for next season’s plans and will “try everything” to bring the Lakers star back home.