Marc Gasol free agent rumors: Warriors, Raptors tangling for veteran large

The primary days of NBA free company have been financially sort to large males — even those who are questionable fits in modern offenses.

Few high quality inside presences stay on the open market after the Clippers signed former Raptors ahead Serge Ibaka on Saturday evening to switch Lakers-bound Montrezl Harrell. Marc Gasol is probably the most effective one nonetheless obtainable, even on the age of 35, and he may now have his selection of contenders to play for given the sudden shortage at his place.

The Warriors and Raptors are among the many prime choices for Gasol, based on ESPN. Golden State would get pleasure from having the Spaniard as a mentor to No. 2 total draft choose James Wiseman, whereas Toronto (which has employed Gasol over the previous two years) merely wants skilled our bodies within the put up following Ibaka’s departure.

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The Warriors have already made one important transfer since Wednesday’s draft, acquiring forward Kelly Oubre from the Thunder to fit into their lineup after studying of Klay Thompson’s season-ending injury. The addition of Gasol would give them sturdier depth than they’re accustomed to having. Gasol, Eric Paschall, Brad Wanamaker and Damion Lee would kind a good solid of bench choices for coach Steve Kerr.

The Raptors re-signed guard Fred VanVleet to a four-year deal to make sure the growing older strategy of Kyle Lowry does not decimate their future backcourt play. However for the staff to stay an Japanese Convention drive within the upcoming NBA season, it’d want to deal with its frontcourt as properly. Ibaka is already gone, Chris Boucher is a restricted free agent and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is an unrestricted free agent. Bringing again Gasol, because the staff is seemingly eager on doing, would shore up that finish of the roster.

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