Pau Gasol To Sign With Trail Blazers

Pau Gasol has agreed to a one-year contract with the Trail Blazers, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. He’ll receive the veteran’s minimum of $2.6MM, Bobby Marks of ESPN tweets.

The veteran big man finished last season with the Bucks, who let him go as an unrestricted free agent. Gasol underwent surgery in May to repair a navicular stress fracture in his left foot. He’s expected to make a full recovery in advance of training camp.

After being bought out and waived by the Spurs and arriving in Milwaukee in early March, the six-time All-Star appeared in just three games, averaging 1.3 PPG and 3.3 RPG in 10.0 minutes per contest. Gasol turned 39 this month but was determined to continue his career for at least another season.

Gasol provides insurance with Jusuf Nurkic recovering from a serious leg injury suffered in late March. Hassan Whiteside was acquired from the Heat this offseason to start in his place. Zach Collins can also swing over to the “five” spot.

Portland now has 14 players with guaranteed contracts.

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4 thoughts on “Pau Gasol To Sign With Trail Blazers

  1. mpaoword

    Trail Blazers could still use some depth at PG with their last roster spot. They could use Livingston or Lin.

    • washington_bonercats

      Livingston is gonna call it quits and be on the Warriors coaching staff

  2. Jason Lancaster

    Great pickup. He’ll help them create bench mismatches in the playoffs, assuming he’s healthy. Not too many bench bigs can outplay Pau for a full 10-15 minutes, and he’s a good enough passer they can run offense thru him in the right matchup.

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