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Lakers Sign Marc Gasol To 2 Years $5.2 Million

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  • Lakers Sign Marc Gasol To 2 Years $5.2 Million

    The Lakers have reached an agreement to sign free agent center Marc Gasol to a a two-year deal. Because the Lakers are offering a two-year contract, the first-year cap hit will be about $2.56MM instead of $1.62MM.

    A former Defensive Player of the Year and three-time All-Star, Gasol has seen his numbers fall off significantly during the last year-and-a-half in Toronto. He averaged just 7.5 PPG and 6.3 RPG in 44 games (26.4 MPG) in 2019/20. However, while he’s no longer as prolific a scorer as he was during his days with the Grizzlies, Gasol can still knock down three-pointers (38.5% in ’19/20) and facilitate an offense from the top of the key. He also remains a very effective defender.

    Gasol was drafted by L.A. way back in 2007 but was traded to Memphis in a package for his brother Pau Gasol and never appeared in a game for the Lakers. Thirteen years later, he’ll finally suit up for the franchise.