Could veteran Pau Gasol be on the move as the NBA Trade Deadline approaches?
There’s been a few rumors about the Chicago Bulls as the NBA Trade Deadline approaches this week, but the latest may actually be legit.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Chicago Bulls are aggressively shopping veteran Pau Gasol. Woj wrote on Yahoo’s new NBA blog, ‘The Vertical‘:
The Chicago Bulls are aggressively shopping All-Star forward Pau Gasol, league sources told The Vertical. Gasol is expected to decline the player option on the $7.4 million owed him in 2016-17.
The 35-year-old Gasol can opt out of his contract this offseason and is expected to do so. However, there have been some rumors that the Bulls would try and bring him back on a new free agent deal.
KC Johnson also reported on what it does for the Bulls cap situation:
According to @WojVerticalNBA, the Bulls are "aggressively shopping" Gasol. Bulls $4.5M over tax. If they succeed, best bet is out of tax.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) February 17, 2016
The move will likely mean the Bulls will be out of the tax cap again, saving the franchise some money. But it’s been frustrating with management trying to do so in years past.
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