Pau Gasol RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pau Gasol doesn't solve the Spurs' biggest needs

    Pounding The Rock "The Spurs won't come out of the offseason empty handed. Once Kevin Durant made his decision they landed Pau Gasol on a two-year, $30 million contract. Gasol had been linked to the Spurs before joining the Bulls and through the entire free agency process, so it's not really a surprise that he'll..." July 05

  • Pau Gasol finalizing 2-year deal with Spurs

    KSAT.com "Free agent forward Pau Gasol is finalizing a deal with the Spurs, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski reports it will be a two-year, $30M-plus deal with a player option after first season, meaning Gasol will have the ability to go back into free agency in the summer of..." July 04

  • Spurs, Raptors reportedly front-runners for Pau Gasol; Blazers still in mix

    CBS Sports "The San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors and Portland Trail Blazers are all looking for Gasol's decision to be in their favor. The Minnesota Timberwolves have also pursued Gasol, but they don't seem to be a finalist for his services. Chris Broussard of ESPN is reporting the Spurs and Raptors are..." July 04

  • Pau Gasol Could Join Spurs If Durant Signs Elsewhere

    Real GM Basketball "If Kevin Durant does not sign with the San Antonio Spurs, there's an increased probability Pau Gasol ends up with signing there. Gasol is considering offers from a number of teams including the Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors. Gasol has received two-year offers for as much as $40..." July 04

  • Timberwolves made aggressive 2-year offer to Gasol

    The Score "The Minnesota Timberwolves are one of a long list of suitors making a push to sign All-Star free agent big man Pau Gasol, and to stand out from the pack, they're apparently willing to make a whopping offer. Minnesota has made an "aggressive" two-year offer to Gasol, a source told The..." July 03

  • Trail Blazers' Offer To Pau Gasol Rumored To Be Two Years, $40 Million

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers may make a 2-year, $40M offer to Pau Gasol, accoring to ESPN's Marc Stein. Alex Kennedy reported yesterday that the Blazers were preparing a "large offer" to Gasol. " July 03

  • Warriors to sign Pau Gasol if Kevin Durant plan in free agency fails

    Sportsrageous "The Golden State Warriors are one of the top contenders in getting Kevin Durant this summer according to NBA rumors. But if that Warriors free agency plan fails, the Bay Area team will reportedly look at other free agents in the market including veteran Spanish center Pau Gasol. Gasol, who has..." July 03

  • Wolves reportedly pushing to sign Pau Gasol

    Larry Brown Sports "If the Minnesota Timberwolves’ offseason was a Black Eyed Peas song, it might just be “Boom Boom Pau.” According to a report by Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press on Saturday, the Wolves are pushing to sign six-time All-Star big man Pau Gasol. Head coach Tom Thibodeau, Gasol’s former coach..." July 03

  • Raptors could try to lure Pau Gasol

    Raptors Republic "One of the most popular names in the Raptors Republic comments has popped its head up in the rumor will. Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports warns not to be surprised if the Raptors try to lure Pau Gasol now that Bismack Biyombo is off to Orlando. Now, there are some realities here to..." July 03

  • Gasol met with T-Wolves, still considering Blazers, Spurs

    The Score "There's no shortage of interest for Pau Gasol. The 15-year veteran is taking a turn toward his late-thirties, but remains one of the top names on the market, with a trio of Western Conference teams hot on his trail. The Minnesota Timberwolves met with Gasol for a "long talk" on Friday,..." July 02

  • Pau Gasol Was Open to Returning to Lakers, But They Decided on Mozgov

    Black Sports Online "The Lakers went with a younger, less skilled version of Pau. " July 01

  • Warriors said to be very interested in Pau Gasol

    Sportsnaut "Should the Golden State Warriors miss out on the Kevin Durant sweepstakes, the two-time defending Western Conference champions surely do have a backup plan. We’ve heard rumors that the team might be interested in upgrading at the center position after it fell flat during the NBA Finals. Now,..." July 01

  • Manu Ginobili likely to return and Pau Gasol could join him with Spurs

    CBS Sports "It looks like the San Antonio Spurs are going to be contenders again next season. While Tim Duncan's decision about retirement is still up in the air, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Manu Ginobili is likely coming back and Pau Gasol could be joining him. "There's a strong belief..." June 28

  • Bulls know Gasol won't re-sign

    The Score "Pau Gasol appears poised to join his fourth NBA franchise this summer. The 35-year-old declined his $7.7-million player option with the Chicago Bulls on Monday, becoming an unrestricted free agent. While it's possible Gasol and the Bulls could work out a new contract, Nick Friedell of ESPN..." June 28

  • Pau Gasol To Opt Out Of Bulls Contract

    Hoops Rumors "Pau Gasol has formally notified the Bulls that he’ll opt out of his contract, declining his player option for 2016/17 rather than picking it up, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein (via Twitter). The move, which will allow Gasol to hit the open market, had long been expected, with a report way back in..." June 27

  • Pau Gasol announces he will play for Spain basketball team at Olympics

    ESPN "Pau Gasol says he is willing to play for Spain at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, writing in a newspaper column that his duty to the national team overwhelmed his concerns about the Zika virus. "My commitment to the national team is greater than my fears over what might happen," Gasol wrote..." June 25

  • Pau Gasol may freeze sperm prior to Summer Olympics

    Sportsnaut "It’s not yet known whether Chicago Bulls big man Paul Gasol will suit up for the Spanish National Team in the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio. Though, one thing is clear. If Gasol does indeed head to Brazil to represent his nation, he might be leaving an important package back at..." June 16

  • Channing Tatum, LL Cool J, Pau Gasol And Chris Paul Took On Harvard Business School Together

    Dime Magazine "It’s June, which means if you’re in school right now you are probably counting down the days until summer. But if you’re Channing Tatum, LL Cool J, or the NBA’s Pau Gasol and Chris Paul…school has just begun? This unexpected foursome have signed up for class at Harvard University, where they’re..." June 04

  • Pau Gasol still talking about possibly coming to Spurs

    NBC San Antonio "Another day, another comment from Pau Gasol on possibly joining the San Antonio Spurs. As you are well aware of by now, Bulls center Pau Gasol will be a free agent this summer and there have been thoughts he could join the Spurs. It started with his brother, Marc Gasol, suggesting to his big..." June 02

  • Pau Gasol considering skipping Olympics because of Zika virus

    Chicago Tribune "Pau Gasol is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus. The Spanish basketball player said Monday there is too much uncertainty about the situation in Brazil and anyone going to Rio de Janeiro for the games should "think about" whether it's worth the risk. He said..." May 31

  • Pau Gasol says Spurs are an 'interesting option' in free agency

    CBS Sports "Imagine for a second Pau Gasol operating in the San Antonio Spurs' beautiful offense, throwing over-the-shoulder passes to cutters and daring teams to double-team him in the post. It almost happened a couple of years ago, but Gasol chose to join the Chicago Bulls. In retrospect that seems like a..." April 29

  • Marc Gasol thinks brother Pau should go to Spurs

    The Sports Daily "Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol will “very likely” opt out of his contract this summer and test the free-agent market. But where will he go? Surely some team out there could use a seven-footer with Gasol’s experience and ability. After all, he did average 16.5 points and 11 rebounds this season..." April 25

  • Details on Who Pulled out of Gasol, Butler Trade Talks

    CSN Chicago "When a team like the Chicago Bulls was dependent on the woebegone Brooklyn Nets to throw them a life preserver in order to keep slim playoff hopes alive earlier this week, it isn’t merely a failure at one level at the expense of another. Not as simple as Tom Thibodeau’s departure and not as..." April 14

  • Gasol: Bulls paying for lapses throughout season

    ESPN Chicago "Bulls All-Star center Pau Gasol said Saturday that his team has had too many stretches this season when it played without a "sense of urgency." "There's been times where we dropped games, lost games, that we should never have lost, especially at home against certain teams," Gasol said after..." April 10

  • The Bulls Are Reportedly Looking To Re-Sign Joakim Noah Over Pau Gasol

    Uproxx "The Bulls have had a disappointing season. They are not mathematically out of the playoffs just yet, but talks in Chicago have already shifted to the off-season and the impending free agency of their two big men. Pau Gasol is reportedly dissatisfied in Chicago already, and according to the..." April 10

  • Don’t expect Pau Gasol back with Bulls next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "If you’ve been following the Bulls closely all season, this report isn’t a surprise so much as a confirmation. While both sides are saying the polite things about wanting to talk to each other this summer, there is little chance that Pau Gasol will be back with the Chicago Bulls next season...." April 09

  • Pau Gasol not upbeat on staying with Bulls

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol said he has not decided whether he will look to remain with the Bulls after this season ends. Gasol, who is expected to use the player opt out in his contract after the season, had said before February's trade deadline that how the Bulls finished down the stretch..." April 08

  • Bulls 'softening' on retaining Pau Gasol

    Chicago Tribune "When a team fails to meet expectations, negativity and speculation follow. And so it stands that Yahoo Sports reported several league executives believe the Celtics and Magic may revive attempts this summer that were started and rebuffed at the February trade deadline to acquire Jimmy Butler...." April 01

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Pau Gasol listed as questionable for #Bulls vs. Knicks tonight at Madison Square Garden with rest/right knee swelling.

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Gasol is in vs. Kings. On minute limit.

  • Pau Gasol coming along, but right knee won't be 100 percent this season

    Chicago Tribune "The plan for Pau Gasol, who did some spot shooting Friday and parts of shootaround Saturday, is to advance to non-contact portions of practice Sunday and then a full practice Tuesday. That plan comes with a caveat. "I'm probably not going to be 100 percent all year," Gasol said at the..." March 20

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    Cody Westerlund @CodyWesterlund

    Pau Gasol (right knee) returned to on-floor work today, won't play tonight. Monday not ruled out, but Wednesday seems more realistic return.

  • Hoiberg: Gasol to miss at least a few more games

    The Score "The Chicago Bulls will be without All-Star big man Pau Gasol for at least a few more games, according to head coach Fred Hoiberg. The 7-footer has already missed the last two contests while recovering from a swollen knee, with Chicago going 1-1 in his absence." March 17

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    Sam Smith @SamSmithHoops

    Though Pau allowed in Canada, not going. Gasol not with team knee swelling. Rose listed doubtful and Butler questionable. Ready, set...

  • Bulls' Gasol out with knee swelling, Butler questionable Monday

    The Score "Even when the news is potentially good for the Chicago Bulls, it comes with a dose of bad news. While Jimmy Butler is expected to return to action Monday against the Toronto Raptors, right knee swelling will keep Pau Gasol from traveling with the team on its two-game road swing. What's worse,..." March 13

  • Pau Gasol Prefers To Re-Sign With Bulls

    Real GM Basketball "Pau Gasol says he will opt for free agency this offseason but the Chicago Bulls remain his preferred option. "I do not like talking about the future," said Gasol. "We'll see what happens. The Bull's door is open because I will exercise my option contract and be a free agent, and Chicago will..." March 03

  • Pau Gasol viewed as 'core' piece for Bulls

    ESPN "Pau Gasol started Thursday wondering whether he would remain a Bull for the rest of the day. He ended Thursday believing that he was a piece of the organization's future. In what turned out to be a bit of a surprise given all the trade rumors surrounding his next potential destination, Gasol..." February 19

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    I'm told Bulls and Kings still discussing potential trade: Pau Gasol and Tony Snell for Kosta Koufas and Ben McLemore

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    On Pau Gasol-to-Sac possibility that the Yahoo crew reported, I'm getting skepticism from Bulls side that a deal will materialize today.

  • Kings, Bulls Discussing Pau Gasol Trade

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings and Chicago Bulls have held discussions centered on a trade involving Pau Gasol. In the discussed scenario, the Kings would acquire Gasol and Tony Snell from the Bulls for Kosta Koufos, Ben McLemore and the lowering of lottery protections on a pick owed by Sacramento to..." February 18

  • Bulls 'aggressively shopping' Pau Gasol

    Yahoo! Sports "The Chicago Bulls are aggressively shopping All-Star forward Pau Gasol, league sources told The Vertical. Gasol, 35, can opt out of his contract this summer and become an unrestricted free agent, and Bulls general manager Gar Forman seems determined to move him before Thursday's trade deadline..." February 17

  • Why Knicks could lure Pau Gasol, even without Fisher

    New York Post "Bulls center Pau Gasol took the middle ground regarding last Monday’s firing of Knicks coach Derek Fisher, his former Lakers teammate. Gasol also is close to Knicks president Phil Jackson, putting the Spanish big man in a tough spot. Gasol said he’s sure there were circumstances for the move as..." February 16

  • Bulls willing to give Pau Gasol new contract worth $20M per year

    The Score "With the salary cap projected to jump to $90 million next season, the Chicago Bulls appear interested in using the influx of cash to retain their talent. Re-signing Pau Gasol is a priority for Chicago, and the Bulls are willing to offer the 7-foot Spaniard a contract worth $20 million per year,..." February 11

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    Sean Highkin @highkin

    Pau Gasol will replace Jimmy Butler in the All-Star Game, NBA announces

  • Bull for Bull: Pau Gasol to replace Jimmy Butler in All-Star Game

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler is out of the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto this weekend due to a strained knee. Which suck, because he earned that spot, and while the fans didn’t vote him in the coach’s did. Butler’s teammate Pau Gasol will replace him. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gets to make the call on a..." February 09

  • Report: Rival executives doubt Bulls intent on keeping Pau Gasol past trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "The latest report had the Bulls wanting to re-sign Pau Gasol rather than trade him. Not everyone buys that. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: Two rival executives aren’t convinced the Bulls are done gauging the market for Gasol, whom the Bulls would like to re-sign this offseason but..." February 03

  • Pau Gasol: Bulls 'not disciplined ... it's a fact'

    ESPN "Pau Gasol has been in the NBA long enough to be painfully honest. That's why the 15-year veteran was so blunt in the criticism of his own team after Sunday's disheartening 120-93 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. "We're not disciplined," Gasol said. "Yep. We're not. That's it. It's true...." February 01

  • Kobe Bryant said Pau Gasol felt disrespected by Lakers’ front office

    L.A. Daily News "Moments before tipoff, Pau Gasol turned his head and saw Kobe Bryant walking onto the court. The two then shared a hug before Bryant slapped Gasol on the back multiple times. It symbolized the strong partnership through 6 1/2 seasons with the Lakers that spanned three NBA Finals appearances and..." January 29

  • Bulls to stand pat at trade deadline, looking to re-sign Gasol

    The Score "The Chicago Bulls are no longer looking to trade their frontcourt players. Injuries to Joakim Noah (shoulder) and Nikola Mirotic (appendectomy) have grounded Chicago's fervent efforts to swing a big for a wing, ESPN's Marc Stein reports, citing sources. Pau Gasol, Taj Gibson, and Noah were..." January 29

  • Left out of All-Star game, Pau Gasol says voting is unfair

    Chicago Sun-Times "Despite missing out on being named an All-Star starter by just 360 fan votes, Pau Gasol wasn’t selected by the coaches as a reserve for the Eastern Conference team. Three players all under 6-10 – LeBron James, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony – were voted as the the East’s front court starters,..." January 29