Soon-to-be free agent Pau Gasol has been rumored to have interest in the San Antonio Spurs. He states the Chicago Bulls are still his top choice.
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Free agency has its ups and downs, surprises and head scratching decisions. For San Antonio, they are coming off of their most active free agency period just a year ago. Adding the likes of LaMarcus Aldridge, David West and mid-season signings of Andre Miller and Kevin Martin, the Spurs are looking toward the future, and this offseason will be no different.
Pau Gasol, whom will be a free agent at season’s end has been rumored to possibly have interest in playing for San Antonio. That of course was not from his mouth but his brother Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies center. “If I had to guess — not that I’ve talked to him about it — would be San Antonio.”
Within a few days, the older Gasol did state that San Antonio is an interesting option. “The Spurs would be an interesting option for me,” admitted Gasol.
In a recent interview, Gasol stated that his former team, the Chicago Bulls, remain his first choice. “Chicago will always be my first choice. I do not know the efforts the franchise will do to bring me back”.
With Tim Duncan on the verge of a possible retirement, adding Gasol to the front-court would be a good addition. Gasol, as does any player, has respect for the Spurs and what they have accomplished.
“I admit that I like the way things have been done in their franchise in recent years and the way they play basketball. It is too early to assess what I’ll do. It will be a very considered decision, like all in the ongoing pursuit of happiness”.
The weakness for San Antonio was brought to light against the Oklahoma City Thunder where the bigs were dominated throughout the series. Adding Gasol to the mix could help.
There is no need to jump up and down and feel that Gasol will sign right away. He has stated his options are open and will look at many teams that are interested in his services. This in fact is one of many rumors that have been linked to San Antonio.
With the Spurs said to be in the mix for Kevin Durant and Mike Conley, this definitely will be an offseason to keep a close eye on.
(H/T Jeff Garcia, SpursZone)