Marc Gasol had been clear on his future destination: the team in question will have to win a lot of matches and play for the title. A return to Toronto was therefore possible. But the departure of Serge Ibaka, to the Clippers, will he influence the choice of the Spanish pivot? Possible. Or is it rather the interest of the other teams?
From ESPN, the Raptors will try to extend their 2019 champion, but they will face competition from the Warriors. The California franchise has taken steps to obtain an additional recruitment envelope following the injury of Klay Thompson, the « Disabled Player Exception », taught us The Athletic. If accepted by the NBA, then executives will have $ 9.3 million to spend.
Ensuite, according to the New York Times, Marc Gasol would also be in the sights of the Lakers. The 2020 champions would like to replace Dwight Howard, who left for Philadelphia, and the profile of the Spaniard fits perfectly.
For Toronto, which lost Serge Ibaka, the competition promises to be fierce.
Disabled Player Exception : when a franchise loses a player for a long time, it can ask the NBA to take advantage of an additional envelope to recruit a player. This “exemption”, granted after a study of the medical file, makes it possible not to count the salary of the injured player, and to offer a contract to his replacement for an amount equal to 50% of the salary of the injured player. With this envelope, you can sign a free player or a player on the cut list, but also make a transfer. The duration of the player’s contract acquired by this exception may not exceed one year, and with this envelope, only one player can be acquired.
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