Marc Gasol credits weight loss for career year
The Memphis Grizzlies have the best record in the NBA through the first month of the season, and the biggest reason for their success is a career year for Marc Gasol. Gasol is an early-season MVP candidate, playing as well on the defensive end as he ever has and making a bigger impact than usual on offense.
Gasol credits his success this season to offseason weight loss. From Billy Witz of the New York Times:
Gasol isn’t the only one who’s noticed the change. Mike Conley also praised his new, slimmer teammate:
Gasol is a free agent this summer and is expected to be pursued heavily by the Knicks among other teams. But with how good this Grizzlies team is, it’s hard to see why he should leave.