Between injuries and age the discussion around the top players in the NBA hasn’t included Marc Gasol for some time now. In the twilight of his career on a middling Memphis squad, some of the hunger that Gasol showed earlier in his career has faded.
In a matchup against the Phoenix Suns and rookie big man DeAndre Ayton however we expect Gasol to put in work. Ayton is a mess defensively on and off the ball and opposing big men have been abusing him so far. Nikola Jokic, who possesses a similar offensive game to Gasol, put up 35 points on perfect shooting only a week ago. against the Suns The chances of that repeating are slim but Gasol’s savy game should make it easy for him to clear this line.