Spurs make it official, sign forward Pau Gasol
SAN ANTONIO (AP) The San Antonio Spurs have signed Pau Gasol, beefing up a front line that will be without Tim Duncan next season for the first time in 19 years.
The 7-foot Gasol has won two NBA titles and is a six-time All-Star. Gasol is one of six players in NBA history to reach 19,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists and 1,500 blocks along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O'Neal, Kevin Garnett and Duncan, who retired earlier this week.
The 36-year-old Gasol has been one of the league's most talented and versatile big men for the last 15 years. He spent the last two seasons in Chicago and averaged 16.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists this year. He should fit right in with Gregg Popovich's ball-moving system.