Pau Gasol does not finish recovering from his left foot fracture, which he operated on in May. The pivot, 39, has not yet debuted with the Portland Trail Blazers, who on Tuesday dispensed with their services, to free space in their workforce. The ESPN chain anticipates that the Oregon franchise has begun negotiations to keep the player in the coaching staff.

The Spanish international confirmed through Instagram that his physical problems, which he operated on last May, remain unimproved. "My injury usually has recovery periods between six and 12 months. Unfortunately, in recent days we have seen that this process will take longer than we initially expected," Pau said.

"When we signed the contract in July, we agreed that if my deadlines were extended, the team would have the option to release my position and thus bring another player. In this scenario I could focus on my recovery without having the team waiting," added the pivot. from Sant Boi.

This stress fracture, which has already taken him away from the past playoffs with the Bucks and the World Cup in China, can jeopardize his presence with Sergio Scariolo's selection at the Tokyo Games, where he wanted to close his career.

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