Marc Gasol (Spain)
Pau’s baby brother ain’t too bad either. Marc Gasol went the other direction in the Pau trade, mostly an overweight throw-in until he got in shape and became one of the best players in Grizzlies franchise history. Big Marc was never quite the scorer his older brother was, but he was a nasty defender and won Defensive Player of the Year in 2013.
And though he would have gone down as one of the great international players either way, he put the cherry on top of an excellent career this year with his championship with the Toronto Raptors. As you read this, Marc Gasol is probably still somewhere drinking wine and celebrating. And honestly, we’d have it no other way.