Report: Spurs signing Pau Gasol to two-year, $30 million contract
The Tim Duncan era is probably over in San Antonio.
Enter Pau Gasol.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
Gasol, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard will form a heck of a frontline -- especially offensively. Gasol, a skilled interior scorer and passer, should fit tremendously with the Spurs. He’ll have no trouble picking up their concepts, either.
Defense will present more of an issue. Gregg Popovich will have his work cut out to scheme around Gasol’s limitations.
This is a nice signing, though I’m not sure Gasol tops what Duncan did last year. Gasol might outperform what Duncan would’ve done this year, which is far more relevant.
But with the Warriors setting the standard -- and raising the bar even higher by signing Kevin Durant -- it’s hard to see San Antonio leaping into that top tier.