With Ibaka joining the clippers, there are fewer and fewer good insiders in the free agent market. Raptors in the loss of Ibaka, the strength of the interior will be weakened, if little Gasol left the team, their situation will not be optimistic. Therefore, Warsaw revealed that the Raptors were persuading the little Canadian team.
Pau Gasol and Ibaka are both meritorious players for Raptors to win the championship in 2019. Retaining them can also improve the teams morale and cohesion to a certain extent.
There have been reports that a number of teams have expressed interest in Pau Gasol, including defending champion Los Angeles Lakers and their city rivals clippers.
Last season, Pau Gasol played 44 games in the regular season, averaging 7.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists.