Report: Pelicans could have interest in Marc Gasol if he opts out
The New Orleans Pelicans may not be done with their busy offseason overhaul.
According to Fletcher Mackel of WDSU, the Pelicans have discussed pursuing center Marc Gasol if he becomes a free agent. The big catch is that Gasol would have to opt out of his contract with the Toronto Raptors, which may be unlikely.
One day to pay attention to this week.
Thursday, June 27th.
That’s when Marc Gasol has to opt into or out of the final year of his contract.
Most expect him to opt in, but if he becomes free agent, NBA source tells me: “Pelicans have had conversations about landing him.” pic.twitter.com/wEVNOXL3wz
— Fletcher Mackel (@FletcherWDSU) June 22, 2019
Gasol could be a productive player, plus a veteran mentor to the likes of Zion Williamson on what will be a young squad. If nothing else, it’s a sign that the Pelicans aren’t quite done despite a very busy and successful offseason whether Gasol becomes available or not.