Warriors Eyeing NBA Champion for Team Role

The Golden State Warriors are targeting a two-time NBA champion to join their organization. Pau Gasol admitted on JJ Redick's The Old Man and the Three podcast that he is "exploring" a potential team role with the Warriors.

The Lakers legend was spotted in Santa Cruz a couple of weeks ago, watching the Warriors G-League affiliate.

Gasol did say nothing is set in stone just yet and he is no rush to make any firm decisions on his next career move. 

Nonetheless, the 41-year-old would certainly be a valuable asset to help mentor the younger players in Golden State.

A guy like James Wiseman, who unfortunately will miss his entire sophomore season due to injury, could definitely benefit in having someone like Gasol around. 

The Spaniard was one of the most skilled big men in the league during his prime. The six-time All-Star had a great feel for the game and was a savant on the post. 

He could pass down that fountain of knowledge to the 20-year-old center, as well as to guys like Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody.

More importantly, Gasol knows what it takes to win. Along with Kobe Bryant, he helped lead the Los Angeles Lakers to back-to-back NBA championships in 2009 and 2010.

His presence will only add to the winning culture that the Warriors organization already has ingrained in them.

Gasol officially retired from playing professional basketball in October of 2021. His last official game in the NBA was on March 3, 2019 as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks.

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