“We would hardly be able to pay for Gazol” – Basketball…

first_imgGazol, who celebrated his 40th birthday in July, hasn’t played for the past year and a half and continues to treat his injury, but has made no secret of his desire to continue his career until the Tokyo Olympics. Given that Gazola’s shares in the National Basketball Association (NBA) have fallen sharply, his name has been associated with the Barcelona club, which Pau once represented, in recent months.“He is a man who has helped us a lot, he is our club’s ambassador and represents us in the United States. He is an NBA star and Barcelona would hardly be able to pay what he would ask for,” Bartomeu avoided a specific response to talks with Gazola. however, it was suggested that such a transaction was unlikely to take place in the near future.The 213-centimeter-long Gazol started working as a professional right in the ranks of Barcelona in 1998 and played there until 2001, when he was drafted with the third serial number by the Atlanta Hawks (later changed to the Grizzlies in Memphis). Since the fall of 2001, Gazols has only played in the NBA, representing the Grizzlies, Lakers, Bulls, Spurs and Bucks. In 2009 and 2010, together with his close friend Kobi Bryant, Gazol won the NBA championship in the Lakers.Named the NBA’s best debut of the season in 2002, Gazols has participated in the NBA All-Star Games six times, twice in the second symbolic five of the season and twice in the third five. After the 2019 season, Gazols signed a contract with Trail Blazers, but was released before the start of the season due to injury.So far, the last official game was played by the three-time European champion, 2006 world champion and two-time Olympic vice-champion Gazol on March 11, 2019, spending 15 minutes in the Bucks against Spurs, who bought out Gazola ten days earlier.Šarūna Jasikēviča has two players in the Barcelona center position in the new season – Brandon Davis and Artyom Pustovy. Rolands Šmits, Nikolā Mirotičs and Pierre Oriola will play in the position of the fourth number. Currently, the first team has 13 players – it was previously reported that due to the crisis, this will be the number of players (previously the first team had 15 players).Resources used:https://www.marca.com/last_img