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Spanish Memphis Grizzlies C Marc Gasol to miss Olympics

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Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) dunks over Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32). UPI/Lori Shepler
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) dunks over Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32). UPI/Lori Shepler | License Photo

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol will not play for Spain in the Summer Olympics due to the broken right foot he suffered in February.

Gasol was hopeful he would be recovered in time to plan in Rio de Janeiro but is now focusing on making sure he's ready to go for the 2016-17 NBA season.

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Gasol has teamed with older brother Pau on past Spain national teams. Pau Gasol will play in the Rio Games.

Spain won the silver medal in each of the past two Olympics.

Marc Gasol is a two-time NBA All-Star.

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