This had all the drama of the US Women in the World Cup Finals after the 16th minute. The outcome was never in doubt.
Marc Gasol has agreed to the five-year, $105 million max contract to stay with the Memphis Grizzlies, something first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
The deal includes an early-termination option after the fourth year in 2018-19, league sources said.
Gasol met with Grizzlies owner Robert Pera in Spain last Wednesday, and progressed toward a final agreement over the next several days, sources said.
The deal took place on Spanish time — with plenty of Sangria and tapas mixed into a leisurely pace — but there was never a doubt he was staying with the Grizzlies. When he first moved to the USA from Spain, he landed in Memphis (because his older brother Pau was playing for the Grizzlies), and he went to high school…
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