According to the Spanish Basketball Federation, Pau Gasol plans on playing in the European Championships this summer.
Good for Gasol!
He needs it. As you’ll recall Pau opted not to play for his country last summer. We know how well things began for Gasol and we know all too well how terribly they ended.
This is the best possible thing Pau could do. Instead of stewing on his lackluster playoff performance Pau can jump back in the saddle and hopefully rediscover his All-Star form.
Of course right now nothing is official. Gasol has only voiced his desire to play. The Spanish National Team will have to decide if they can use the services of a two-time champion. Given the way his brother balled in the playoffs Pau might have more to prove in his household than he does for his country.
Currently Gasol is on vacation in his native country. The championships are set to take place in Lithuania at the end of August. That gives Pau plenty of time to get his head right before abusing the competition…hopefully.