Dec 6, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol (16) controls the ball against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Pau Gasol says returning to Memphis Grizzlies is 'appealing'

 

Pau Gasol will be a free agent at season end and despite suggesting he’d like to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, that seems extremely questionable considering the Lakers cap situation.

Given that, Gasol could find himself playing elsewhere and hinted that returning to his former stomping grounds holds some appeal:

“It’s appealing,” Pau Gasol said. “One of the best centers in the NBA, one of the best interior players, is my brother. There’s a lot of attractive factors there. But who knows if that’s even a possibility or if that will ever happen. Right now, I’m just trying to focus on (the Lakers’ opponents) and staying healthy and playing a very successful year so this team and others will have the certainty and the confidence that I am a difference maker, that I am an elite player and I have a lot of years in me.”

Memphis is likely to have a small fraction of cap room come the 2014-15 season, so the team could bring in the elder Gasol if they so inclined (and he dropped his suspected price tag) though, there’s no indication at this time they’re interested in doing so.

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