NBA News: Gasol Picks Chicago
The Chicago Bulls have landed one of the top prizes in free agency in 7-foot center, Pau Gasol. The 4-time NBA All-Star has career averages of 18.3 points, to go along with 9.2 rebounds a game. At 34, Gasol proved he still has it, by averaging 17.4 points and 9.7 boards with the Lakers last season.
It hasn’t been easy. After meditating it a lot I’ve chosen to play with the Chicago Bulls. Looking forward to this new chapter of my career
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) July 12, 2014
With Gasol in the mix, the Bulls will have another proven post scorer, who is one heck of a passer. Gasol will also be able to tutor another young Spanish player in Nikola Mirotic, whom the Bulls are expected to bring over from Europe this off-season.
Before Gasol signs a contract, the Bulls will likely amnesty Carolos Boozer, and his $16.8 million dollar salary. The Bulls had been hoping to pull off a sign-and-trade with the Lakers, but talks recently broke down between the two teams.