NBA veteran and two-time champion, Pau Gasol has announced his return to Spanish Basketball, as he will play this season with Barcelona from the Liga Endesa.
The 40 year-old returns home, considering he began his professional basketball career with Barcelona in 1998-99, spending three seasons with the club before going to the league.
"I'm happy to return to the club where I began, and I'm excited about this new opportunity: I hope to contribute to the first team very soon. I want to thank Barça and its technical staff for making it possible to join them," Gasol said in a statement.
Very happy to come back home.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) February 23, 2021
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Gasol, who has career averages of 17.0 points and 9.2 rebounds, played for the Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Milwaukee Bucks during his time in the association.
He last played in the NBA in 2018-19, finishing the season with Milwaukee.