Credit: ZUMAPRESS.com
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FC Barcelona are preparing for the upcoming season but Pau Gasol's future with the club remains unclear. The Barca bench boss, Sarunas Jasikevicius, spoke to the local media outlet Marca and assured that for now, they have no news regarding the Spanish legend.

Pau Gasol

Pau  Gasol
Position: PF
Age: 41
Height: 213 cm
Weight: 113 kg
Birth place: Barcelona, Spain

"When he gets tired of golf, he will eventually call us. Now he's playing golf a lot and he has to get better," said Jasikevicius.

After a humorous touch, the Lithuanian coach provided a more serious update: "Seriously speaking, we have no news from Pau Gasol and, for now, we continue with what we have."

On Thursday Barcelona play their first friendly game against MoraBanc Andorra. The Spanish squad will not have the new point guard Nico Laprovittola and forward Alex Abrines on their roster, who arrived late after Tokyo Olympics.

"This is a pre-season game. We will do our best and perhaps the final result is secondary. We will give the opportunity to make their debut to some of the young people who are very excited as we are," said Sarunas Jasikevicus.

The EuroLeague runner-ups have four Barca B players: Michael Caicedo, Gael Bonilla, Ibou Badji, and Agustin Ubal.

Asked about the roster, Jasikevicius told that they are were to all possible scenarios: "Closed squad? We are always open to whatever may come up. We have a strong squad with many options in any position."

Current roster

FC Barcelona

Position Player Status
PG Nick Calathes Signed until 2023
PG Leandro Bolmaro Signed until 2023
PG Rokas Jokubaitis (story) Signed until 2023 +2
PG/SG Nicolas Laprovittola (story) Signed until 2023
SG Cory Higgins (story) Signed until 2024
SG Kyle Kuric Signed until 2023
SF Alex Abrines (story) Signed until 2026
SF/PF Nigel Hayes (story) Signed until 2022
PF Nikola Mirotic Signed until 2025
PF Rolands Smits Signed until 2022
PF Sergi Martinez (story) Signed until 2024
C Sertac Sanli (story) Signed until 2023
C Brandon Davies Signed until 2022
C Pierre Oriola Signed until 2024
Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius
Expired contract Pau Gasol, Artem Pustovyi (story)
Rumored to leave Leandro Bolmaro (NBA), Victor Claver (not coming back), Leo Westermann (not coming back), Adam Hanga (not coming back)
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