Marc Gasol’s taking part in time has been decreased because the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Andre Drummond, and the veteran large man is not thrilled about it.
After a 115-94 win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday, the veteran middle admitted that he has been questioning his place on the staff, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:
“I feel there’s an ‘if’ — ‘if’ they want you. And it is a large ‘if,'” Gasol stated when requested about Lakers coach Frank Vogel repeatedly stating Gasol’s continued significance. “You are not Plan A proper now. You are Plan C, D. … It’s important to settle for it as a result of that is your job. And that is what you signal as much as do. It is by no means simple to just accept that.”
Gasol is the staff’s third choice behind Drummond and 2019-20 Sixth Man of the Yr Montrezl Harrell. Nevertheless, he was thrust again into the beginning lineup on Friday as a result of Drummond’s toe damage. The 36-year-old notched 5 factors, 9 rebounds and 6 assists within the win.
Gasol signed a two-year cope with L.A. in the course of the offseason value just a little greater than $5 million to comply with in his brother Pau Gasol’s footsteps and assist lead the Lakers to a different title.
The Spaniard entered Friday’s contest averaging profession lows in factors (4.8), rebounds (3.9), discipline purpose share (40.3%) and minutes (19.5).
Though issues have not essentially labored out the best way he has wished them to, Gasol stated he’s not at the moment contemplating a buyout as a result of he is “dedicated to this staff.”