Pau Gasol, Spurs agree on contract buyout
Gasol is a free agent and free to sign with any team of his choice.
The San Antonio Spurs and center Pau Gasol have agreed on a contract buyout, clearing the way for the six-time All-Star to be playoffs-eligible for his next team, league sources told ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 1, 2019
Gasol has appeared in 27 games this season for the Spurs. He was only playing around 12 minutes per game and spoke openly about how he was frustrated with his lack of playing time.
A six-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion, Gasol is averaging 4.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game this season while shooting 46.6 percent from the field, 50.0 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free-throw line.
Gasol is still a high IQ player and can provide good leadership in a locker room. The Spaniard has fully recovered from his foot injury which plagued him earlier in the season.
Gasol has played in 136 playoff games. He’s not the scorer he used to be, but you can still throw the ball down to him in the low post and get some easy baskets from time to time. Pau is also one of the best passers in NBA history from the big man position.
Pau Gasol has career averages of 17.1 points and 9.2 rebounds.