NEW ORLEANS (AP) Pau Gasol is the newest member of the National Basketball Players Association's executive committee.
The six-time All-Star from Spain was elected on Friday, and starts his three-year term immediately. He replaces Steve Blake, who also had a three-year term and is not currently in the NBA.
NBPA executive director Michele Roberts says Gasol's addition is important because the number of international players in the league keeps rising.
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Besides Gasol, the other NBPA executive committee members are President Chris Paul, First Vice President LeBron James, Secretary-Treasurer James Jones, and Vice Presidents Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala, Kyle Korver and Anthony Tolliver.