The Houston Rockets extended a contract for the services of Memphis Grizzlies Center Marc Gasol. The $55 Million Dollar 4 year deal is the most the Rockets can offer Gasol, as he is a restricted free agent. Being a restricted free agent means that the Grizzlies have the option to match any offer received by Gasol and he has to stay if they do. Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley told NBA.com on Sunday that his team would match the offer.
The Houston Rockets originally had arranged for a multi-team trade for Gasol’s older brother Pau but the move had been vetoed by the NBA. No stranger to trade talk involving the Gasol Family, the Los Angeles Lakers had previosuly traded their rights to Marc Gasol in order to secure the trade for the older Pau Gasol. This is the first time in NBA history that one brother was traded for another.
Marc Gasol stands at 7’1 and has had an amazing run in his two seasons in the NBA. He broke the Memphis Grizzlies franchise rookie record of the highest field goal percentage at the end of the season by shooting 53%. The previous record was held by his older brother Pau, who shot 51.8% from the field his rookie season.He will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.
Do you agree with the decision to tender Marc Gasol a contract by the Houston Rockets?