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Pounding The Rock Jul 17, 2016
With Pau Gasol likely starting alongside LaMarcus Aldridge, should the Spurs consider the triangle offense? The Spurs offense had two personalities last year. You saw a starting unit that relied on heavy isolation from LaMacrus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard. Conversely, the bench unit with Patty Mills, Manu Ginobili, David West, and company ran a motion offense with a high level of player movement and ball movement. Critics will point to the Thunder series as the Spurs demise, but the seeds were planted before that. Even against Memphis, we saw the Jekyll and Hyde nature of the Spurs...
Pounding The Rock Jul 14, 2016
The pieces are starting to fall into place as the Spurs sign players to their 2016-2017 roster. It's contract Thursday at Spurs headquarters as the salary cap pieces began to fall into place and the Spurs signed several players. First round draft pick DeJounte Murray, Dewayne Dedmon, Bryn Forbes, Davis Bertans, and Pau Gasol all signed contracts. Per club policy details of the contracts were not released. Forbes and Murray were on the Spurs Summer League team, and Bertans was with the team in Las Vegas but did not play due to his contract status. Dedmon formerly played for Orlando. Also...
With the power forward officially a Spur, let's take a look at his time in Chicago It's official. Thank You, Pau! pic.twitter.com/jOvBTK1ZV6 — Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) July 14, 2016 The last couple of months of Pau Gasol's time with the Chicago Bulls seemed like a countdown timer. We all knew Gasol wasn't likely coming back to Chicago after their horrendous season. Gasol, along with everyone else, knew the Bulls weren't going anywhere next season and was very likely to opt out of his contract and become a free agent. A few days before free agency began Gasol told the Bulls he...
nobody knows for how much though All we've seen is a tweet from Paul Zipser's agent: Paul Zipser, player of Bayern and German NT, agreed terms with Chicago Bulls, for 2 granted years! Flying to Usa, tomorrow! #BeoBasket — Misko4Raznatovic (@MiskoRaznatovic) July 13, 2016 Zipser, the Bulls 2nd round pick in June's draft, was then confirmed by KC Johnson that he apparently joining the Bulls, but there are no confirmed contract details yet. But what's somewhat interesting is that the Bulls don't really have many avenues to sign Zipser, having used up all their cap room to sign Dwyane...
The Bulls newest point guard doesn't move the needle. Tuesday night the Chicago Bulls announced the signing of free agent point guard, Isaiah Canaan. Canaan comes to the Bulls as a volume three point shooter providing little, if anything else. The signing is also one of reassurance should newly acquired point guard Jerian Grant prove he isn't ready for the primary backup role. Here's the deal, Canaan isn't very good, which was made evident after I suggested he might be the default backup coming in, as I personally don't think Grant is ready. First, from our own BaB-er, Jason...
Toronto Sun Jul 12, 2016
The Raptors thought Pau Gasol had been reeled in after recruiting pitches were provided by the likes of DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and DeMarre Carroll, but once Tim Duncan made his retirement official, the future Hall of Famer reconsidered and signed with the San Antonio Spurs.
Toronto Sun Jul 12, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Norman Powell first served notice that the Raptors might have landed a steal with the 46th pick of the 2015 draft here last year when he averaged some gaudy numbers (18 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and assists per game).
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul 8, 2016
The 7-foot-1 Maker contributed 15 points and 13 rebounds and made two key blocks late in the game as the Bucks held on to win the opening game of the NBA Summer League tournament.
Blog a Bull Jul 7, 2016
Is this Pau Gasol Robbins Redux or the start of something bigger? There is one undeniable truth about the Dwyane Wade signing for the Chicago Bulls: the people who made it happen couldn't be more satisfied with themselves for it. A Jerry Reinsdorf team has no use for the cyclical nature of competitiveness in pro sports, where "rebuild" is a dirty word that tapers the bottom line and a race to the middle is always preferable to bottoming out. Of course, even when the Bulls succeed, they do it by accident. On the day he met the media to explain the Derrick Rose trade, Gar Forman gave his...
Pounding The Rock Jul 6, 2016
Boris Diaw will be traded to clear cap space for Pau Gasol's contract, and we look back on his time with the silver and black. Professional sports is a cruel business. Players can form long-lasting relationships, which can be severed at a moment's notice for reasons beyond their control. But it can be just as hard on the fans as they see their some of their favorite players get moved to other teams. With the signing of Pau Gasol to the Spurs, it's apparent that they are going to have to trade Boris Diaw to another team to clear cap space for Gasol's 2-year $30 million contract. Boris was...
Spurs Nation | San Antonio Express-News Jul 5, 2016
The Spurs are nearing completion of a deal that would send forward Boris Diaw to Utah, league sources said. Complete terms of the deal were not yet known, but the Spurs needed to make a move to clear salary cap space to add free-agent forward Pau Gasol. Gasol, 36, agreed to a two-year, $30 million
Blazersedge Jul 5, 2016
Ever wanted to hear super-rational Dan Marang blow a gasket? Here's your podcast. The Blazer's Edge Podcast is on the air! This week co-host Dan Marang and I take a look at the opening of free agency for the Portland Trail Blazers. We discuss everything from A-list candidates, Z-list candidates, Evan Turner, Pau Gasol and Chandler Parsons, the Blazers compared to other NBA franchises, and put the weekend in perspective both locally and historically. And yeah...Dan loses it. I mean, if he put one of those keychain fobs on it where you can clap and it beeps, he still wouldn't find it. We're...
Behind The Blazers Beat | Oregonian Jul 5, 2016
The Portland Trail Blazers have missed out on another free agent target after free agent center Pau Gasol has reached an agreement to sign with the San Antonio Spur
Fear The Sword Jul 5, 2016
West has not decided if he’ll play next season. With Timofey Mozgov now playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking for big men to help fill out their roster. One target they’ve contacted: veteran forward David West. West, who played for the Indiana Pacers before taking a massive pay cut to play for the San Antonio Spurs last summer, has yet to decide if he’ll play next season per Chris Haynes of cleveland.com. Per Haynes, a number of teams are interested in West and there is no timetable for his decision. Considering that the Spurs just added Pau Gasol,...
Newark Star-Ledger Jul 5, 2016
Here's the latest buzz, news, rumors, contracts and signings from 2016 NBA free agency: Pau Gasol is signing with the San Antonio Spurs, possibly to act as Tim Duncan's replacement and the Milwaukee Bucks could steal Dwayne Wade from the Miami Heat.
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