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Pau Gasol might play for Spain this summer

Posted on: May 11, 2011 2:41 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Pau Gasol is faced with a rare situation. He has June entirely off.

The last two, he's kind of been, you know, busy. But with the time and added rest time, Gasol is thinking about playing for his home country of Spain for the first time in two years. Spain plays in the Eurobasket tournament Aug. 31-Sept. 18 in Lithuania.

"My decisions the last couple years have been because of a lack of rest and time to recover from our runs to the championships before the beginning of the season," Gasol told ESPNLosAngeles.com. "But this obviously gives me more opportunity of participating with my national team."

There was a ton of criticism for Gasol following the Lakers sweep at the hands of the Mavericks, some centering around energy and focus. I'm not questioning whether or not Gasol is up for playing for Spain, it's just that some are going to wonder if he's better served taking the time off to heal and rest.

The two top teams from Eurobasket automatically qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London.
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Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: May 12, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Pau Gasol might play for Spain this summer

At least he is appreciated there. And fans are grateful for what he did in the past. That doesn't happen in NBA with idiot lakers fans...


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Since: Apr 6, 2011
Posted on: May 11, 2011 10:19 pm
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Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 7:40 pm
 

Pau Gasol might play for Spain this summer

I think he needs to rest almost every analyst out there said he looked tired.  So if he plays for spain just how tired is he going to look next season.  Take a break rest up and come back ready to play for the team that actually pays you.



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: May 11, 2011 6:21 pm
 

Pau Gasol might play for Spain this summer

Why doesn't he weight train in the summer and heal himself as well. What an idiot

Trade him



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