Meet the New Gasol 

The Grizzlies introduce their latest Spanish import.

The Memphis Grizzlies held a press conference in the lobby of FedExForum today to introduce the newest player to don Beale Street Blue: Spanish center Marc Gasol, who signed what is reportedly a three-year, $10 million contract to play for the Grizzlies.

Acquired, in a perhaps unprecedented moment of hoops irony, in last season’s trade of older brother Pau to the Los Angeles Lakers, Gasol should be plenty familiar to local hoops fans already: In addition to being the equally cavemanish younger brother of the franchise’s scoring leader, Marc also prepped at Lausanne Collegiate School here before heading back home to Spain to play for his hometown pro team, FC Barcelona.

For a report from the Gasol press conference and notes from today's summer practice session, see Chris Herrington's Grizzlies blog, Beyond the Arc.

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