The Lakers have agreed to trade Marc Gasol, a 2024 second-round pick and cash to the Grizzlies for the draft rights to Wang Zhelin, sources tell ESPN. Deal saves Lakers $10M. Gasol and Grizzlies will work together on waiver and release to allow him to remain in Spain w/ family.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 10, 2021
Woj reports that Gasol will stay in Spain and Memphis will work on a release for Gasol. This move is somewhat ceremonial as Gasol can officially retire a Grizzly. This all but means Marc is retiring from the NBA as a former Defensive Player of the Year, 3 time All Star and NBA Champion.
Zach Kleiman does it again as he brings home one of Memphis’ sons while also obtaining a draft asset, replenishing the cupboard. Congratulations to one hell of a career Marc.