Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Marc Gasol out indefinitely with broken right foot

Posted By on Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 5:07 PM

  • Larry Kuzniewski

Ron Tillery of the Commercial Appeal reported that Marc Gasol has a broken right foot and will be out indefinitely.

Gasol was questionable before the game against Portland yesterday with foot soreness, but at this time I haven't heard from the Grizzlies whether it's the same foot that was sore before last night's game or not. (UPDATE: Definitely the same foot.) Beyond that, there isn’t much additional info to report.

This probably means that Ryan Hollins will get signed for the year when his second 10-day runs out, whether Gasol is expected to return this season or not.

It also likely throws a monkey wrench into the Grizzlies’ trade deadline plans. I just said in my column this morning that I thought it was unlikely they’d be able to make a deal given the reduced value of expiring contracts in this offseason because of the increasing salary cap. Now, they may be in a position to have to give up more than they want to bolster a frontcourt rotation that will be missing the best player on the team. (Struggling this season or no, that’s still true.)

Should the Grizzlies fall out of the playoff race without Gasol—and really, who knows about that given the state of the Western Conference—and their draft pick fall between 6 and 14, they’ll have to give it up to the Denver Nuggets, which may be bad but would also mean they don’t have to give it up next summer.

A crazy, frustrating season just got a lot more frustrating, in a way that no one who watches this team would have expected. More on this as it develops.



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