York Knicks president Phil Jackson has reached out to free agent Pau Gasol, sources told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne.

Jackson contacted Gasol via phone. Jackson’s interest in Gasol is intriguing for Knicks fans, but it should be noted that Gasol made $19 million last season and the Knicks only have $3.3 million to offer him in free agency. So he would have to agree to a substantial paycut to join the Knicks.

New York will have plenty of competition for Gasol’s services.

Oklahoma City has emerged as a favorite to land him. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook met with Gasol, and the Thunder made a strong pitch to the Spanish big man, sources told ESPN.com.

Dallas, Golden State, Miami and Chicago have all expressed interest in Gasol.