Interesting article in the Memphis Commercial Appeal on Pau Gasol’s younger brother Marc, who was a part of the trade that brought Pau to Los Angeles last year.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Grizzlies tried telling anyone who would listen that the 23-year-old Gasol, Pau’s younger brother, was more than just a throw-in to complete the infamous February trade between Memphis and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Now, teammates and coaches not only count the ways Marc is different from Pau, but believe his attributes make him a more-than-serviceable player to man the middle.
Albeit in only a month, Marc Gasol has revealed unabashed toughness, passable rebounding and defense, gifted passing skills and a feathery shooting touch from mid-range.
The 7-1, 280-pounder dominated an unscientific, team-wide poll, making Gasol the pick for the fourth-annual Don Poier “Pride of Training Camp” Award. Gasol earned an honor not sanctioned by the team but intended to recognize consistency and growth on the cusp of a new season.