Pau Gasol agrees to multi-year deal with the Chicago Bulls


By James H. Williams

UPDATE:

Pau Gasol took to Twitter to announce his career move.

Gasol has agreed to a multiyear deal with the Bulls. 

The Bulls tried to acquire Gasol from the Los Angeles Lakers in a sign-and-trade deal but after talks between the two teams broke down, he is expected to sign directly with Chicago.

While the Bulls do not have the cap space, as of July 13,  it means the team will have to release Carlos Boozer through amnesty provision. This would clear Boozer’s $16.8 million contract from their salary cap, giving the team enough room to add Gasol.

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Forward Pau Gasol may have played his last game as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Gasol, who is currently a free agent, is close to a deal with the Chicago Bulls according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

If a deal is reached between Gasol and the Bulls, it will likely take Chicago out of the hunt for Carmelo Anthony.

Gasol had spent the better part of seven seasons with the Lakers organization after he was traded by the Memphis Grizzlies on Feb. 1, 2008.

The traded featured two first round draft picks and the four players, including his brother Marc Gasol.

During Gasol’s run with the Lakers, he played a key role that led to back to back championships in 2009 and 2010.

As a free agent, Gasol has drawn interest from the New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder among other teams.

Gasol took to Twitter to inform his fans that he is close to a decision.

 

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