Of course, we’re talking about Pau Gasol’s younger brother who played for Akasvayu Girona this past season in the ULEB Cup. Eurobasket reports today that Real Madrid will make Marc Gasol an offer he cannot refuse this summer and will break the bank to get him to Madrid although this might be more complicated than merely the matter of the Euros they’re willing to hand him.
Our opinion: Marc Gasol could play a big role for the Grizzlies in terms of trades this season. I am sure that Real would be interested in signing Gasol for a long-term contract which NBA teams, especially the Grizzlies, would not like to see. Chances for this trade to happen: 35%
After probably one of the most disappointing seasons that Real Madrid fans have ever seen (not making it to the Final Four which took place in Madrid and losing early in the Spanish playoffs), many are blaming head coach [tag]Joan Plaza[/tag] as well as Greek center Lazaros Papadopoulos.
Guys, please leave Lazaros “The Caveman” Papadopoulos alone! If you need to be convinced, just watch this video. I promise, you will like him afterward.
Have you ever seen a guy that smiles so much during a normal interview? I am almost in love with him now – really.
Besides that Madrid landed Jeremiah Massey, Euroleague reports that Madrid has announced the commitment of Massey (2.02, 25) to play for the team from the Spanish capital through 2011. Massey arrives from Greek side Aris TT Bank, where he has been one of the most dominant players in the Euroleague over the past two seasons. Last year, he led the competition in index ranking (21) and rebounding (8.4 rpg) and finished second in scoring (17 ppg).
A big day for Real: It looks like they don’t want to deal with the past season at all and move on right away.