May 3, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) during the second quarter in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Marc Gasol may re-sign with Memphis Grizzlies in 2015

The Memphis Grizzlies are facing a situation where they may lose perhaps the biggest piece of their team in both a figurative and literal sense.

Marc Gasol is one of the best big men in the game today and he’s following very much in the footsteps of his brother Pau Gasol in being a key cog on a contending team. But Gasol is a free agent next summer and the Grizzlies are hoping he doesn’t totally follow in Pau’s footsteps and end up leaving the team for someone else.

NBA insider Moke Hamilton is here though to provide some peace of mind for the fans in Memphis. While it’s hardly a concrete report, Moke takes a stab at the rumors Marc Gasol will be leaving the Grizzlies by listing reasons he won’t.

Moke is right on with this assessment of Gasol’s situation. The bottom line with a lot of foreign players is that their first NBA teams are usually the first cities they’re visiting in America for an extended period of time so it does indeed become like home.

Just look at how much Ricky Rubio is remaining loyal the Timberwolves when Minneapolis couldn’t be more the antithesis of Spain which means Gasol staying in Memphis over a market like New York or Los Angeles is something that Grizzlies fans should feel confident about.


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