Spurs “Inching Closer” To Bulls As Favorites To Sign Pau Gasol
Summary of 7 articles · Updated Jul 12, 2014
And according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the San Antonio Spurs are “inching closer” to the Chicago Bulls as favorites to land him. Free-agent center Pau Gasol says he has decided to join the Chicago Bulls. Free-agent forward Pau Gasol will be joining the Chicago Bulls, he tweeted Saturday. It hasn't been easy. ESPN reported earlier Friday the Bulls and Spurs were the two leading candidates for Gasol, with San Antonio waiting in the wings if the Bulls are unable to complete the sign-and-trade with LA. The paper first reported late Friday that the Bulls are closing in on a deal with Gasol despite the absence of a sign-and-trade agreement with the Lakers. It was previously reported that the Oklahoma City Thunder were the “frontrunner” for Gasol in part because Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook pitched him face-to-face in Los Angeles last week. Marc Stein and Ramon Shelburne of ESPN add that the deal would rely upon with a sign-and-trade with the Lakers, who are holding out for draft compensation, like they did before agreeing to terms with Houston for Jeremy Lin yesterday.
After being wined and dined by the NBA’s elite for almost two weeks, Pau Gasol has made a decision on his future. The Spanish superstar announced his choice to play for the Chicago Bulls on twitter this afternoon. It hasn't been easy. After meditating i…