Marc Gasol out of Spanish team to Rio Olympics as he recovers from foot injury
Marc Gasol now focuses on preparations for the new season with the Memphis Grizzlies. AP

SPAIN big man Marc Gasol will miss the Rio Olympics as he recovers from a foot injury.

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The Grizzlies center underwent surgery in February to repair his broken right foot and is still recovering.

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Gasol and the Spanish team decided it would be best to tap another player who can perform better, according to a report by abc.es.

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The Spanish national team still has strong options on the frontcourt including Spanish-Montenegrin Nikola Mirotic of the Chicago Bulls and Felipe Reyes of Real Madrid.

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