San Antonio Spurs: Pau Gasol to Opt Out of Contract, Re-Sign

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The San Antonio Spurs will reportedly get Pau Gasol back on a lesser deal for next season. The San Antonio Spurs brought in Pau Gasol in the 2016 offseason hoping he would fill part of the gap Tim Duncan left in the big man rotation. Gasol signed a two-year, $31 million deal, with a player option […] San Antonio Spurs: Pau …

Pau Gasol, Landing Softly in San Antonio.

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The San Antonio Spurs have provided a perfect landing spot for Pau Gasol, writes Ben Dowsett. For most teams, there’s a standard expectation when someone like Pau Gasol joins the roster. A respected veteran of his ilk is expected to contribute on the court, of course, but he also typically commands a behind-the-scenes burden that comes with his age and …

San Antonio Spurs’ Pau Gasol on life without Tim Duncan.

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San Antonio Spurs basketball is finally here! Well, sort of. This year the Spurs will be without Tim Duncan and Pau Gasol reflects on the future Hall of Famer as training camp begins. Media day took place on Monday prior to the start of training camp which began Tuesday. The unofficial start of the NBA season is underway with teams from …

Aldridge, Gasol and Extra Spacing.

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If you try to rewind your mind back to the second round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder, you might recall that some of the Thunder bigs in Steven Adams, Serge Ibaka and Enes Kanter would back off of Tim Duncan when the Spurs were in the halfcourt offense, as the furthest …

Can Pau Gasol keep the Spurs run of 17 consecutive 50 win seasons alive?

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Scaletta’s Summer Top 100 is a ranking of returning NBA players. For a full explanation of our methodology, read our intro. Pau Gasol will suit up for his fourth team when the season starts, taking the spot of one of the greatest players to ever step on a court, Tim Duncan. And in many ways, he’s a perfect replacement. Like Duncan, he’s …

Pau Gasol Says He Turned Down A Spurs Offer Two Years Ago.

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Pau Gasol is officially a Spur, but he could have been one already. What changed? After Tim Duncan’s retirement, the San Antonio Spurs moved decisively to fill the gap left by one Hall-of-Fame center with another, less legendary Hall of Fame center in Pau Gasol. The 36-year-old big man figures to slot right into the starting lineup and has the …

Parker: ‘Spain was the Spurs, and I was on the other side.

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Tony Parker felt like he was looking in the mirror during his final international appearance. Spain thoroughly dismantled Parker’s French side to qualify for the semifinals on Wednesday, and after the game, the San Antonio Spurs mainstay paid the utmost respect to France’s bitter rivals. “I felt like Spain was the Spurs and I was on the other side,” Parker toldreporters …

Spain as the Spurs: How Pau already fits.

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The Spurs have yet to run even one practice with Pau Gasol. But they feel like they know him. They know him from as long ago as 2004, when they swept him when he played with the Grizzlies. And they know him from his days with the Lakers, when he helped eliminate the Spurs in the 2008 conference finals. Tony …

Who wins as the Spurs trade Boris Diaw to the Jazz?

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At 34 Boris Diaw brings veteran leadership and his versatility to a young Jazz team looking to make the playoffs. The Spurs get the rights to guard Olivier Hanlan who they will most likely waive. The real prize for the Spurs in all this is Pau Gasol who will be 36 on Wednesday. Pau Gasol can still be an effective …

Report: Raptors, Spurs, Blazers, Timberwolves courting Gasol.

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It appears as though Pau Gasol has a number of intriguing options as an unrestricted free agent. The Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, and Minnesota Timberwolves have all shown interest in the veteran big man, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, with sources telling Stein that Gasol may wait until Kevin Durant has made a free agency decision …