Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
He could be setting up the opening bid.

Look at what starting C's in the league make. Hell look what C's on the bench make.

He'll be getting much more than $9M per season.
It's possible that Gasol really loves Memphis. He does live there, and went to school there. He's looking at his team and the potential it has.. he could be taking a potential salary hit just so he can play where he wants and to give more cap space to the team going forward so that they can keep a player like Gay or sign another FA in the future.

Gasol could make more than 12 million a year if he wanted to. If he signs with Memphis for 9 then he's doing it for the team, not for himself.