NBA 2K17 cover: Spurs’ Pau Gasol graces game edition in Spain

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Pau Gasol is currently representing his country of Spain in the 2016 Rio Olympics. He also plays for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA. But in his own nation, he is set to be the NBA 2K17 cover of their own game edition.

The edition that Pau would cover is going to be the Spanish one. It means the game is translated in the Spanish language.

Gasol gracing the NBA 2K17 cover edition in Spain is something that the big man enjoys according to News4SanAntonio.

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“I am delighted to star in the NBA 2K17 cover,” Pau said.

“NBA 2K is the game that best reflects the emotion, intensity, and complexity of the basketball, and I am proud to be the visible face in Spain, where more and more players and fans who dream of NBA there,” Gasol added.

Pau Gasol was just acquired this 2016 off-season by the Spurs. This is because the Spaniard became an Unrestricted Free Agent (UFA) in which any team could sign him. He became a free agent when he declined his player option to go back to Chicago Bulls next season.

However, the Spurs outbid teams that offered a contract to Gasol. He signed a two-year, over $30 million deal in San Antonio as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical and Marc Stein of ESPN.

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Pau has a brother that also plays in the NBA. His name is Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies team.

Pau Gasol played a total of 72 games last season. He averaged a double-double of 16.5 points per game and 11.0 rebounds per game. Gasol is also a willing passer despite playing the Center spot in which he averaged 4.1 assists per game last season. Pau is known for his defense as he added averages of 2.0 blocks per game and 0.6 steals per game in 2016.

Gasol is already a 36-years-old player in the NBA. He is a 15-year veteran in the league. The Spanish sensation might have some more firepower left in the tank. But at his age right now, he may no longer be given heavy minutes in the Spurs front-line rotation next season.

Photo courtesy: Pau Gasol/Facebook

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