Pau Gasol discussed a return to the Los Angeles Lakers last year but is instead back on another former team in Barcelona.
Pau Gasol, 39, discussed his future, having last played in the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2019.
Rafael Nadal has not played since February due to the COVID-19 crisis and he is concerned.
Pau Gasol joined the Portland Trail Blazers in July, however, the two-time NBA winner's rehab has taken longer than expected.
Gasol said earlier this month he thinks he’ll be completely healthy by the start of next season.
Pau Gasol, who became a free agent on Sunday, is ready to return to the NBA.
"My recovery from surgery has been smooth and I expect to be fully cleared for basketball activities in early August," Gasol said.
Still on the mend, Gasol said recently in Spain he wants to continue “playing and competing at the highest level.”
Milwaukee Bucks veteran Pau Gasol, 38, will sit out the remainder of the postseason.
The team announced Friday Gasol's surgery was successful, but the recovery time will force him out of the Eastern Conference finals.