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With Kevin Durant taking his talents to the Bay Area, and Tim Duncan preparing for retirement, the Spurs have added future Hall of Fame forward Pau Gasol to their roster.
Many teams were aggressively pursuing the Spaniard legend, but there was no better situation than the Spurs.
Gasol’s deal is worth two years and over $30 million. Via Yahoo Sports:
Free-agent center Pau Gasol is finalizing a two-year, $30 million-plus deal with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources told The Vertical.
Gasol will have the option to re-enter free agency after this upcoming season or sign a longer contract with the Spurs, league sources said.
Gasol, 35, chose the Spurs over a group of suitors that also included the Toronto Raptors, Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves.The Raptors and Blazers both made strong impressions on Gasol, but the combination of the Spurs’ talent, history and his relationship with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was tough to overcome, sources said. Gasol nearly signed with the Spurs in the summer of 2014 before committing to the Chicago Bulls