With the Memphis Grizzlies having been sent packing from the 2016 NBA playoffs this weekend, their injured star Marc Gasol has now joined his brother, Pau, in having to watch the remainder of the postseason from his sofa.
At 31, Marc still has time on his side when it comes to winning his first title, but the same cannot be said for his 35-year-old sibling as he searches for a third ring.
That, then, might explain Marc's response when asked where his brother should play his basketball next season. The younger Gasol touted the San Antonio Spurs, the team that had just sent the Grizzlies crashing out the playoffs, as the ideal landing spot.
The comments come via Memphis beat writer Ronald Tillery:
The elder Gasol is currently a member of the Chicago Bulls but is set to become a free agent this summer. After two disappointing years in the Windy City that culminated in the franchise missing out on the playoffs altogether this season, there is a strong belief that the Spanish veteran will seek a change of scenery.
The idea of linking up with the Spurs would surely be an attractive one for the elder Gasol. As his brother witnessed first hand as San Antonio swept Memphis 4-0 in their first-round series, the franchise looks set to remain a contender for years to come.
With talk, too, of Tim Duncan potentially calling it a day at the end of the current campaign, adding Gasol as a ready-made veteran replacement would be a shrewd move by Gregg Popovich and co.
He might not be at the same player he was four or five years ago, but the former Los Angeles Laker still averaged 16.5 points and 11 rebounds per game in 2015-16.
As for the Grizzlies, they themselves had been touted as a possible landing spot for Pau this summer, so they may have been hoping Marc would put in a good word for their franchise.
At this stage, it remains to be seen what happens over the next few months regarding both Gasol's. Marc, of course, will still be in Memphis come the 2016-17 NBA season but, having missed a large chunk of this season with a broken foot, it will be interesting to see how he bounces back.
Pau, meanwhile, will be looking to find the best possible situation as he looks to add to the two NBA titles he collected with the Lakers.