Blazers waive Pau Gasol with coaching role under consideration

The Portland Trail Blazers have waived big man Pau Gasol, he said on Wednesday.

Gasol, 39, has been unable to successfully rehab his left foot following surgery.

Gasol said the Blazers are working on details of a coaching role for the future Hall of Famer. Gasol has two championships and six All-Star appearances in his 18 NBA seasons. He is remaining in Portland to rehab.

He signed with the Milwaukee Bucks after a buyout with the San Antonio Spurs last season but played only three games with Milwaukee before a season-ending foot injury. Gasol finished the campaign having played just 30 games, averaging a career-low 3.9 points and 4.6 rebounds.

Gasol signed a one-year deal with the Blazers in July.

He also has played with the Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls, and he had an outstanding FIBA career with the Spanish national team.