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Gasol won´t play next Eurobasket


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#1 Sakata Gintoki

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Posted September 11, 2008 - 12:39 AM

According to a interview said 2 days ago Gasol said he needs to rest next summer for be fresh and he only has one objective in his mind: to win the NBA Ring. For him, the next 2 years, Lakers will be more important than Spanish team.

PD: Nugget, can you put the Gasol interview in the blog news, please? I think that interview is very interesting.

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Posted September 11, 2008 - 02:28 AM

It's not confirmed yet. He said he probably won't play, but it's not 100% sure.
I personally think he won't play.
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Posted September 11, 2008 - 02:40 AM

I have a feeling he will change his mind, I mean Spain really need him more than the Lakers.
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Posted September 12, 2008 - 02:02 AM

I have a feeling he will change his mind, I mean Spain really need him more than the Lakers.



I think he is necessary on both teams. Odom cannot take his place...


He probably won't play with Spain in the European championship, It's not that important for him. But he is not going to say no right now, he will wait.

Edited by netlord, September 12, 2008 - 02:02 AM.

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Posted September 13, 2008 - 01:10 AM

He should stay at home, I think Spain is strong enough to win the Eurobasket without Pau. We don´t need Pau at all to beat teams like Germany, Greece, Croatia or Lithuania.

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Posted September 13, 2008 - 03:05 AM

I think Spain will look to transition the Gasol brothers and also try to find the next great Spanish big man (i have no clue who that will be haha)

but yeah, Gasol has done his duty. . its up to the younger generation now
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Posted September 14, 2008 - 10:03 PM

I hope he don't play.

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Posted September 15, 2008 - 11:22 PM

He hasn't said anything yet, because he doesn't know how the season will go (look at last season for him and you can see why he can take nothing for granted), but 99% of the possibilities are that he'll play the final rounds of the PO, and we all hope he'll play and win the finals, so he won't have time to rest properly. So, this year, no, I don't think he'll play.
Next year is another story. Spain are World Champions, and I can bet Gasol would love to defend that title.
As to The younger generation, he's 28, so yes, there are younger players, but he still has around 6-7 years of great basketball in him. He's not 20 anymore, but that only means he won't play the Eurobasket, he will probably play the World and Olympic tournaments though.

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Posted September 16, 2008 - 12:45 AM

He hasn't said anything yet, because he doesn't know how the season will go (look at last season for him and you can see why he can take nothing for granted), but 99% of the possibilities are that he'll play the final rounds of the PO, and we all hope he'll play and win the finals, so he won't have time to rest properly. So, this year, no, I don't think he'll play.
Next year is another story. Spain are World Champions, and I can bet Gasol would love to defend that title.
As to The younger generation, he's 28, so yes, there are younger players, but he still has around 6-7 years of great basketball in him. He's not 20 anymore, but that only means he won't play the Eurobasket, he will probably play the World and Olympic tournaments though.


Agree. Totally. Time to rest for Pau when season ends...

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Posted September 16, 2008 - 10:14 AM

That means USA will win in 2012!

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Posted September 16, 2008 - 10:20 AM

I hope he don't play.



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Posted September 16, 2008 - 10:26 AM

That means USA will win in 2012!



He wouldn't play in the European championship not in the Olympics... :hysterical2:
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