Marc Gasol: Grizzlies will try to sign Pau Gasol

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Do the competitive Gasol brothers try to distract the other by creating rumors about him?

Before last season, Pau Gasol said Marc Gasol would consider the Knicks in free agency. Of course, Marc seemingly seamlessly re-signed with the Grizzlies.

Now, Marc is talking about the next destination of Pau, who has two years (including one following a player option) remaining on his Bulls contract.

Marc, via EuropaPress (as translated by HoopsHype):

It’s not impossible that one day we could play together. I think he has two more years in Chicago and I think it’s difficult that he would leave the team, I wouldn’t like it. But for us, and for Memphis to add someone like Pau, it would be unbelievable. We will try. Why not?

The brothers shared a nice moment together by starting the All-Star game last season, but even then, they were on opposing teams.

If they want to play together, it’d probably have to be in Memphis, where Marc is the franchise player and just beginning a five-year deal. Pau previous played for the Grizzlies, but he could return without nearly as much pressure. The Gasols and Zach Randolph would form one heck of a big-man rotation.

It’s an interesting idea, one I bet Pau will consider. But it’s a ways off, and he might not want to mix family and business. I’d put the odds against it, though I’d hardly be surprised.