He's still on crutches, but NBA star Pau Gasol is already thinking about a healthy new contract -- telling TMZ Sports resigning with the Milwaukee Bucks seems to "make sense."
The 38-year-old is still recovering from surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot from an injury back in May -- but when we saw him out in NYC this weekend, he was out and "feeling better."
But, the big question ... where will Gasol play next season?
Remember, Gasol signed with the Bucks in March after being released from the San Antonio Spurs -- but only played in a couple of games before the injury forced him to miss the rest of the season.
Gasol has previously said he thinks Milwaukee -- with Giannis Antetokounmpo -- has a real shot at winning a championship ... and it's clear he still feels that way.
"I think it would make sense," Gasol told us when we asked about going back to the Bucks ... "I want to help a team win a championship."
Before the injury, Gasol had a solid 2017-18 season ... where he averaged 10.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game for the Spurs.