Marc Gasol officially becomes free agent Tuesday night - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Marc Gasol officially becomes free agent Tuesday night

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The big day for the Memphis Grizzlies and Marc Gasol has arrived, as Gasol officially becomes a free agent at 11:01 p.m. Tuesday.

The big question across the city is: Will Gasol stay in Memphis?

ESPN reported that Gasol will only meet with the Grizzlies and has spurned offers from several other teams. The Grizzlies are sending a contingent of front office personnel to Gasol's home in Barcelona, Spain, to be with him when the free agency period opens.

Gasol's presence in the Grizzlies' front court is tantamount to the team's championship hopes moving forward. He is the franchise's first-ever All-Pro, coming off the best season of his 8-year career all spent in the Bluff City.

Head coach Dave Joerger is coaching a group of youngsters at a Grizzlies Basketball Day Camp at Gasol's old high school, Lausanne, but still has Big Spain on his mind.

Given the NBA's limits on what team personnel can say during the free agent period, Joerger was unable to shed much light on where the Grizzlies are with Gasol.

Mayor A C Wharton, who visited Lausanne Tuesday, also voiced his feelings about Gasol and his value to the Grizzlies. Justin Timberlake and Craig Brewer made a short film about the big man that was released Monday.

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