Pau Gasol says Spurs would be an interesting option for him
Despite being on the verge of turning 36 years old, Pau Gasol remains one of the top big men in the game.
While he’s nearing the end of his career, Gasol will remain a highly-coveted free agent this offseason. Although the Chicago Bulls are still an option to re-sign him, it almost seems destined the 7-foot center leaves Chicago for a better opportunity at a third championship ring.
During an interview with Spanish newspaper Marca published on Friday, the six-time All-Star stated that the San Antonio Spurs would be an interesting option in free agency. Just days prior, Pau’s brother, Marc Gasol, suggested that his brother would also end up in San Antonio.
The pairing almost makes too much sense. The Spurs have an affinity for older veterans that can fit into their team-first, pass-friendly offensive system. Gasol has always been one of the top passing big men in the game, and his 4.1 assists per contest in 2015-16 was the second-highest of his career.
Not only can Gasol still set up smaller players with easy baskets, he remains a top offensive option, having averaged 16.5 points per game in 2015-16, the second-best mark on the team behind Jimmy Butler.
It remains to be seen what San Antonio’s salary cap situation is in the offseason, but with the cap skyrocketing to $92 million for next year, a Gasol signing should not be out of the equation for the most successful basketball franchise of the past 20 years.