Pau Gasol says he’s going home, signing again with Barcelona

BARCELONA (AP) — Pau Gasol is going home. The Spanish basketball player announced he will sign to play with FC Barcelona again and rejoin the franchise with which he started his professional career more than 20 years ago. Gasol is a six-time NBA All-Star, winning a pair of championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 40-year-old who was born in Barcelona last appeared in the NBA on March 10, 2019, for Milwaukee. The 7-foot-1 Gasol averaged 17 points in 1,226 regular-season games with five NBA clubs. They are the Grizzlies, Lakers, Bulls, Spurs and Bucks. The Spaniard has previously said he wants to play in his fifth Olympic Games but that he needs to be playing this season to give himself a chance of making it to Tokyo.