Marc Gasol agrees to a 2-year contract
The purple and gold were in the market looking to bolster their roster and were aiming to make cap space to land a marquee center. Which, as a result, saw the Lakers trade JaVale McGee to the Cleveland Cavaliers and a second round draft pick, for Alfonzo Mckinnie and Jordan Bell.
Both Bell and Mckinnie will be on non-guaranteed contracts with a salary of $1.8 million.
The 35-year old spent a successful 10-year tenure at Memphis, with multiple trips to the postseason and individual accolades such as NBA defensive player of the year. In February 2019, Gasol was traded to Toronto and played an integral part in their championship success, as they dethroned the Warriors in six games. Toronto’s memorable run to a title was their first championship in franchise history.
Gasol’s championship experience became a key factor for the Lakers to pursue and complete the acquisition.
Gasol averaged 7.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in 44 games last season for the Toronto Raptors.
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