Publicado: Vie, Noviembre 22, 2019
Deportes | Por Godofredo Marrero

Trail Blazers waive Gasol, could become coach

Trail Blazers waive Gasol, could become coach

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Pau Gasol to a guaranteed one-year deal, except the deal would no longer be guaranteed if he missed 15 straight games due to a problem with his left foot or ankle.

Shortly after Gasol's release was announced, the Spaniard received some inspiring words of support from his former Milwaukee Bucks teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo.

After being bought out by the Spurs on March 1, Gasol joined the East-leading Bucks two days later.

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As Gasol himself said via Instagram, he's been unable to successfully rehab left foot following surgery. There's still no timetable for his return, but Gasol made it clear that he won't be retiring and will just take a different role with the organization in the meantime.

"When we signed my contract with the Blazers we knew this timeline was a possibility, so we agreed the team could have the opportunity to release me in order to have the flexibility to sign another player who could help on the court right away".

The future Hall of Famer owns career averages of 17 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game and won back-to-back championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 campaigns. He won two National Basketball Association championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and was named to the All-Star team six times. Portland is also depleted at the forward position after Zach Collins underwent shoulder surgery.

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