"I think about how bad and how much it would hurt if we don't come out as winners," Gasol said. "I keep that thought in my mind sometimes, just to understand that I have to do everything possible out there to help my team in any way I can. You want to leave everything you have out there, and compete as hard as you've ever competed."
"I look at this as an opportunity," Gasol said. "Probably for the first and last time, I'll be a free agent where I can choose. It's nothing like I've experienced before in the NBA. ... I'm still going to listen to the Lakers and what they have to offer and what they'll say about the team's situation and position."