Gasol said Tuesday that he's "feeling good" about the rehab process for his surgically repaired left foot and indicated that he'll likely make a decision on whether to continue his playing career in September or October, Tales Azzoni of the Associated Press reports.
Gasol hasn't played in a competitive NBA game since March 2019, when he was a member of the Bucks. He signed with Portland last summer but never appeared for the club before being released in November after he was a slow to bounce back from the foot procedure he required last May. The 39-year-old center seems to have turned a corner over the past few months, though he noted that he has yet to resume running or jumping. If his foot cooperates well once he's cleared for full on-court activities, Gasol said he'll attempt to play one final season in the NBA or in his native Spain. With the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo having been postponed until 2021, Gasol is hopeful to get through the 2020-21 season healthy enough to give himself "a chance" at representing his home country one last time on the international stage.
Gasol said he hopes to have made a full recovery from his surgically repaired left foot in time to suit up for Spain in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Ramona Shelbourne of ESPN.com reports.
Gasol has already ruled out a return to the NBA in 2019-20, as he's instead planning to take a more extended break after first requiring the procedure on his foot last May. The veteran big man initially hoped to have recovered from surgery early this season, but he was released by Portland in late November after it became apparent he wasn't close to a return. Depending on how his run with the Spanish national team goes this summer, Gasol is leaving the door open to return to the NBA in 2020-21 in the event teams are interested in signing the 39-year-old.
Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts said Tuesday that Gasol will join Portland's coaching staff later this season after concluding rehab for his surgically repaired left foot, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Gasol's slow recovery from the procedure he required last May prevented him from ever appearing in a game for the Trail Blazers before he was waived Nov. 20. Though Gasol hasn't formally closed the door on his playing career while he continues to recover in his native Spain, the fact that he's accepting a coaching job suggests he won't suit up again in 2019-20. Gasol will turn 40 years old during the upcoming summer, so it's difficult to imagine him landing another contact from an NBA team in any case.
Gasol (foot) was waived by the Trail Blazers on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Gasol's recovery from left foot surgery he underwent in May isn't going as smooth as planned, prompting Portland to remove the big man from its roster. It sounds like Gasol is leaving the door open for a return at some point, though that will likely depend on how his rehab wraps up. For now, the veteran is looking to join the Trail Blazers' coaching staff while he remains in Portland for rehab.
Gasol (foot) has been ruled out for Monday's game against Houston.
Gasol has yet to make his season debut as he continues to recover from a broken left foot. He has no known timeline for return.
Gasol (foot) was ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.
Gasol has yet to make his season debut as he continues to recover from a broken foot. There's no official timeline for his return.
Gasol (foot) will not play Sunday against Atlanta, Jamie Goldberg of The Oregonian reports.
Gasol has yet to play this season as he works his way back from a fractured foot. His target return date is not yet clear.
Gasol (foot) will remain out Thursday against the Clippers, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
Gasol is working his way back from a fractured left foot. There isn't any indication that Gasol will see the floor anytime soon.
Gasol (foot) remains out for Monday's game against the Warriors.
The veteran is still recovering from a fractured left foot, and the Blazers haven't given any indication that he's close to being available for game action.
Gasol (foot) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the 76ers, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Gasol has yet to make his season debut, as he continues to make his way back from offseason foot surgery. His next chance to return will come Monday at Golden State.
Gasol (foot) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Thunder, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Gasol will have to wait at least one more contest to make his 2019-20 season debut. He underwent left foot surgery over the offseason and remains without a firm timetable for his return.
Gasol (foot) will be sidelined for Monday's contest against San Antonio.
This will be the veteran's third straight absence to start the season, as the center continues to recover from foot surgery. It doesn't appear likely that Gasol is set to return to the floor anytime soon although the Trail Blazers have yet to officially rule him out for Wednesday's matchup versus the Thunder.
Gasol (foot) will not play Sunday against the Mavs.
No surprise here, as Gasol will remain out while recovering from surgery on his left foot.
Gasol (foot) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Kings, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Gasol continues to make his way back from left foot surgery. According to Holdahl, he still hasn't been cleared to participate in full at practice, so this news isn't all that surprising. Hassan Whiteside and Zach Collins will handle center duties until Gasol is cleared.
Gasol (foot) will not play in Wednesday's season opener against the Nuggets, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.
Gasol has been working back from left foot surgery. A timetable for his return is unclear.
Gasol (foot) will miss the last two preseason games, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.
Gasol is still on the mend from offseason foot surgery, and he'll miss the entire preseason as a result. His status for opening night Oct. 23 against Denver is still unknown.
Gasol (foot) will not play Saturday against the Suns, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Gasol is recovering from foot surgery and will opt to play it safe by not participating in Saturday's exhibition. He's optimistic to play in the regular-season opener.
Gasol (foot) is "hopeful" to be ready to play in Portland's season opener Oct. 23 against the Nuggets, Jay Allen of Rip City Radio 620 reports.
Gasol underwent surgery on his left foot back in May, and he doesn't appear to be at full strength just yet. He inked a one-year deal with the Trail Blazers at the end of July, and his new team should update his status as Opening Night approaches.
Gasol (ankle) signed a one-year contract with the Trail Blazers on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Entering his age-39 season, Gasol likely doesn't have much left in the tank, though he is just two years removed from starting 63 games and averaging 23.5 minutes per contest for the Spurs. Gasol split last season between San Antonio and Milwaukee, but he appeared in only three games for the Bucks -- partially due to foot and ankle issues. The veteran underwent a procedure on his left foot in May, and he's optimistic that he'll be cleared for basketball activities sometime in August.
Gasol (ankle) is optimistic he'll be cleared for basketball activities in August and is hopeful to contribute wherever he ends up, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Gasol signed with Milwaukee at the beginning of March, but he was able to play in just three games prior to undergoing surgery on his left foot. However, the veteran center plans to return to the NBA for the 2019-2020 campaign. "My recovery from surgery has been smooth and I expect to be fully cleared for basketball activities in early August," stated Gasol. "I cannot wait to start training again."
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