Pau Gasol Not Ready to Retire, Hopeful of Playing One More Season
Future Hall of Famer Pau Gasol is still open to playing one last season.
The 39-year old Spanish big man signed with the Portland Trailblazers last season, but was waived before playing a single game as he continued to recover from offseason foot surgery. That being said, if Gasol is to return, the possibility of playing for the Los Angeles Lakers has been on his mind.
“It’s something that has been on my mind. Kind of like the potential of maybe finishing or playing my last year with the Lakers would be great. It’s appealing if you will, but the opportunity never really kind of presented itself in a serious official manner,” Gasol told ClutchPoints.
Gasol added that he has been able to maintain strong relationship with team owner Jeanie Buss.
“I have a great relationship and love for Jeanie and the Lakers organization and the city of Los Angeles, which is always going to remain extremely meaningful to me no matter what, but we’ll see.”
Gasol played six seasons with the Lakers, becoming a three time All-Star while in the purple and gold and helping lead the team to two NBA championships alongside the late Kobe Bryant.