San Antonio Spurs big man Pau Gasol is on the move. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Spurs and Gasol have agreed to a buyout, making him a free agent.
Less than a half hour later, Wojnarowski reported that Gasol intends to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Gasol gives Milwaukee something it’s missing on the roster: Championship experience. There are few better teammates and mentors in the NBA. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 1, 2019
Currently in his 18th NBA season, the six-time All-Star has seen a decline in his numbers. However, he ended last season with averages of 10 points on 45 percent shooting, and 8.0 rebounds.
Gasol will join the team with the best record in the NBA, as well as an MVP and DPOY candidate in Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Gasol is a veteran, as well as two-time NBA champion during his tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers. Even in a minimal role, this could provide leadership for a very talented team, who has yet to make noise in the playoffs.
Gasol thanked the Spurs organization and their fans on Twitter after two and a half seasons in San Antonio.
Today, I bid farewell to @spurs. It’s been a dream to play for 1 of most storied franchises in @NBA history, an honor to be part of Spurs family. To all the staff, my teammates, the coaches, RC, Pop and, above all, the fans, thank you for making this place so special. #GoSpursGo!
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) March 1, 2019
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