Marc Gasol is one of the best players who will be available as an unrestricted free agent this summer, at least technically.
Like most All-Star free agents, the likelihood of Gasol leaving his current situation — especially when considering it’s a winning one — is minimal, at best.
The Grizzlies can offer an extra year of guaranteed salary on a max deal than can any other team, and that alone may be enough for Gasol to re-sign. But when adding in the fact that Memphis is capable of competing with the league’s elite as currently constructed, there would seem to be little incentive for him to attempt to sign anywhere else.
… a little birdie who knows of what he speaks tells me Gasol has already ruled out playing for the New York Knicks. It’s nothing personal with Phil Jackson or that consummate New Yorker…
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