NBA Rumors: Pau Gasol to San Antonio Spurs, says brother Marc

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Apr 9, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol (16) backs down Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) during the second half at the United Center. Chicago won 105-102. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Marc Gasol has an advice for his older brother Pau Gasol on where he should play next season saying that the San Antonio Spurs are the team best fit for him at this point of his career. NBA rumors have linked Pau to various teams this offseason as he is expected to hit free agency after playing for the Chicago Bulls the last two seasons.

Despite playing for the Spurs’ rivals Memphis Grizzlies, Marc Gasol has positive words for the San Antonio franchise and he continued to convince his brother that playing with the West powerhouse is the best decision at this point of his career.

“For what the franchise represents, by the way they work, how they treat their players, their winning culture: no matter what they follow a defined course and do not change,” Marc Gasol said in an interview with Spanish website Spanish site Baloncesto, via to add to the NBA rumors that Pau might consider signing with the Spurs next season.

The 35-year-old Pau Gasol played for the Grizzlies from 2001 to 2008 and led the team to some postseason appearances. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2008 to 2014 and he won two titles in L.A.

Pau would fit with the Spurs as he is an excellent passing big man. The Spurs offense will fit his style and there is a possibility that Tim Duncan will retire and not return next season. San Antonio has LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard as the core players and Pau’s game will complement both stars.

Pau, who is a six-time NBA All-Star, averaged 16.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 72 games for the Bulls in the 2015-2016 NBA Season. Still with very good stats even if he’s past his prime, NBA rumors have linked Gasol to NBA teams looking to improve their frontcourt next season.

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