The San Antonio Spurs have bought out our former Center Pau Gasol. Gasol was due $16 million this year and another $16 million next season. But, with inconsistent rotations all season, Pau’s injuries, and diminished role on the team, the Spurs felt it was time to move on.
Pau immediately found a home hours later after news broke out. He signed with the number one team in the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks, after being recruited by former Chicago Bulls teammate Nikola Mirotic.
Gasol did surrender, however, $2 million off his contract so the Spurs would be less over the salary cap this year and next season. He thanked the Spurs organization, his teammates, and the Spurs fans for his time in San Antonio across his social media accounts and showed his excitement to join the Milwaukee Bucks to the Bucks fans and finished his posts with the Bucks hashtag #FearTheDeer.
Pau will most definitely add veteran knowledge and definitely Champion experience to the young and inexperienced Bucks team. Having won 2 NBA Championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and been part of playoff teams his entire career, the Bucks have made a key addition despite his career low stats. This season Gasol averaged 4 points per game and 4 rebounds in 12 minutes as a Spur.
Spurs fans showed their popular loyal fandom and thanked Pau for his time in San Antonio. No doubt Pau loved the city of San Antonio and the Spurs fans every step of the way reminding fans that he’s always wanted to be a Spur and is proud to have been one.