[Guide] In the eyes of the outside world, with the departure of Howard in the new season, Gasol will regain his status in the Lakers
, but the parties involved are not so optimistic about this.
According to his sister-in-law, although the Lakers did not trade him out, they did not discuss the issue of contract renewal, so everything is unknown.
Last season, Jiasao’s performance was not satisfactory. The knee injury made him miss 33 games, averaging only 13.7 points per game, and his shooting percentage dropped to 46.6%.
His annual salary is as high as $19 million. In view of this, there is great uncertainty about whether the Lakers will renew his contract next summer.
“Or at some point, the Lakers will be interested in talking to me about it, but now I don’t know how and when the team will talk to me.” Gasol talked about the contract extension in an interview
In fact, the Lakers not only haven’t negotiated contract renewal with Gasol yet, nor have they talked with Kobe. Both of them are contract years this year, and Kobe’s salary is even as high as 30.45 million US dollars, making him the star with the highest annual salary in the NBA.
From the postponement of the contract renewal negotiations with the two this year, it can be seen that the Lakers still need to observe the health and performance of the two for a period of time. After all, neither of them has recovered. On the other hand, the Lakers may also want to maintain flexibility in salary space
Sex, I hope next summer can attract big names such as James and Anthony.
Regarding the Lakers’ thoughts, Gasol also has a bottom line in his heart.
“Although there is no need to spend too much energy on this matter, it is very realistic and I must remain vigilant,” Gasol said. “Players are showing their positive side on the court, but the new season is full of uncertainty.
, I will go all out for my new contract.”
Compared with Kobe, Gasol’s health problems are more considerable, and the departure of Warcraft leaves him a lot of room for development. If Gasol can achieve good results in the new season, it is no problem to get a new contract from the Lakers.