Marc Gasol: ‘I Know I’m Going to Be Out of the Lineup at Some Level’
In what was a big transfer shortly after the commerce deadline, the Los Angeles Lakers signed veteran middle Andre Drummond after he was purchased out by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Nevertheless, whereas Drummond appears to be somebody who will stuff the stat sheets for the Lakers, it would probably be on the expense of recent teammate Marc Gasol’s enjoying time.
After the transfer was made to amass Drummond (who will begin at middle going ahead), Gasol spoke to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, expressing his frustrations along with his present position with the Lakers.
“I believe there’s an ‘if’ — ‘if’ they want you. And it’s a giant ‘if. You’re not Plan A proper now. You’re Plan C, D…You need to settle for it as a result of that’s your job. And that’s what you signal as much as do. It’s by no means simple to simply accept that.”
This actually wouldn’t be simple to simply accept, after beginning in all however one sport that he’s performed on this season.
Gasol would go on to say that he understands how the NBA works and that he’s nonetheless dedicated to the workforce.
“Issues can change rapidly within the NBA, simply as they’ve modified for me. I’m dedicated to this workforce. It’s a tough capsule to swallow as a result of I do know I’m going to be out of the lineup in some unspecified time in the future. It’s by no means simple on a participant. As a basketball participant, you need to play. You need to contribute, particularly if you made that dedication for that purpose. However, we’ll see.”
Via 40 video games this season, the 36-year-old has averaged 4.eight factors and 4.zero rebounds in 19.7 minutes per sport. Although Gasol would possibly slip within the depth chart with the acquisition of Drummond, he’s nonetheless an incredible security internet in case of harm and brings further depth on the middle place.