The Golden State Warriors are said to have had an eye on Marc Gasol. The Toronto Raptors are threatened with the second departure of a center after the move from Serge Ibaka. Brad Wanamaker, on the other hand, becomes the backup for superstar Stephen Curry.
This is what Adrian Wojnarowski reports from ESPN. Accordingly, the Raptors continue to try to convince the Spaniard to stay. However, there is a lot of competition, several teams from the west are said to have put out feelers, including the Golden State Warriors.
In contrast to Toronto, however, the Dubs cannot pay much, and that also applies to many of the other interested parties. When leaving Canada, Gasol would have to be satisfied with the minimum or part of an exception (up to $ 9 million).
The 35-year-old played a rather mixed season for the Raptors and put on an average of 7.5 points and 6.3 rebounds. In addition, the Spaniard missed 28 games due to injuries. Nevertheless, Gasol still has a good reputation within the league, the center has already been All-Star three times, has been called up to an All-NBA team twice and even won the title of best defender in 2013.
Warriors: Brad Wanamaker wird Curry-Backup
The Warriors, on the other hand, have nailed Brad Wanamaker. The Guard is coming from the Boston Celtics for a year and $ 2.25 million to serve as Stephen Curry’s backup.
Wanamaker joined the NBA in 2018 after a few years in Europe, including Bamberg. Last season, the 31-year-old established himself as a backup for Kemba Walker and played an average of 19.3 minutes. The Guard put on 6.9 points and 2.5 assists. His free throw rate of 92.6 percent was also the best in the entire NBA.