Los Angeles Lakers star Marc Gasol packs a fiery answer on questions about the franchise’s rotation this season
This season hasn’t quite been the best one for the LA Lakers. Despite some of their stars in Anthony Davis, and Marc Gasol returning, the team has won just 1 of its last 5 games.
Injuries truly have done a number on the franchise this season, and it is pretty significant as well. With the reigning champions sitting just 5th in an open west, many have questioned the depth of the team past its superstar duo.
Gasol was someone who was brought as a key player for the Lakeshow’s rotation. But so far, the NBA champion has struggled, whether it be due to injuries, or problems with chemistry. Recently, the 36-year-old was asked in an interview about his thoughts on the team’s current rotation. And let’s just say, the player’s answer made it clear he was absolutely sick of the question.
“Don’t ask me, I just work here.”: LA Lakers star Marc Gasol makes it clear he doesn’t want to be asked about the team’s rotation
Marc Gasol hardly goes to great lengths to hide how feels on a matter. There have been more than a few occasions where the former Raptors player’s comments have gotten him in hot water. And his comments during this particular interview may not be an exception.
Earlier on in the interview, Gasol was asked about having three centers in the rotation. To this question he replied saying that it is “not ideal” for anyone playing at the five. And while he may be right, you don’t often see players speak this openly for the media. Rather, this is more a discussion that needs to happen within a team, not outside it.
In the very next question by a different reporter, Marc Gasol was once again asked about the team’s rotation. Visibly a bit annoyed, this is what he had to say.
“You guys (are) asking the wrong guy. It’s the coach’s decision… he can tell you right before the game, you never know.”
Marc Gasol on center rotation: “Don’t ask me (laughs). I just work here.” <– Best quote of the night.
— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) April 25, 2021
“You try to stay ready all the time. Kind of do the same thing and prepare yourself like you’re going to play a lot. But sometimes it doesn’t go that way. So, don’t ask me, I just work here.”
The Lakers center certainly has a point. Even if he is a part of the team, the only person who can bear answers on the rotation is team head coach, Frank Vogel.
But, Marc Gasol’s comments about there being too many centers on the team make sense. And perhaps his injuries and low production in time played could give the franchise incentive to trade him away very soon.