Pau Gasol Looks to Rehab Foot Injury, Continue Playing into 2020
Soon-to-be 39-years of age, Pau Gasol is not ready to call it quits just yet.
The future Hall of Famer is currently a free agent and has expressed a wanting to keep playing into next season. Last season, Gasol was bought out by the San Antonio Spurs and went onto join the Milwaukee Bucks, prior to undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a fracture in his foot. Gasol has been very pleased with his recovery and is expected to be cleared for the start of the NBA season.
“My recovery from surgery has been smooth, and I expect to be fully cleared for basketball activities in August. I cannot wait to start training again,” Gasol told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
An 18 year veteran, Gasol has cracked six All-Star teams and has won two NBA champion over the span of his career. One of the greatest international players in the game’s history, Gasol has averaged 17.0 points and 9.2 rebounds per game throughout his NBA career.
In a season marred by injury and low usage, the 2018-19 campaign marked the first time Gasol did not average double-figure points in his career.
“Having continuity in the Bucks is something that I think would be positive and that I would like,” Gasol said. “I made the decision to leave San Antonio to join this project that I believe has real potential to win the NBA title. This season we were close.”
Gasol remains hopeful that he will be able to remain in Milwaukee.