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July 12, 2014 Updates

David Aldridge: With Carmelo off the board, as many are reporting, Bulls continue working Gasol deal. Still could go sign and trade route or amnesty. Twitter @daldridgetnt

Marc Stein: Factor in Bulls' favor as they press to seal binding agreement w/Pau: ESPN sources say Lakers want Gasol in East if they can't have him Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

The Spanish power forward will very likely continue his career with the Bulls. Pau has virtually sealed the deal with Chicago and plans to pass the medical examination before returning to Barcelona in the coming days. Marca.com

Bulls and Lakers are finalizing a sign-and-trade deal, although Pau has rejected the first Laker offer. Marca.com

July 11, 2014 Updates

Sources told ESPN.com that Gasol is giving strong consideration to signing with defending champion San Antonio -- despite the Spurs' limited financial resources with such a deep roster -- in the event that the Bulls can't strike a sign-and-trade arrangement with the Lakers for Gasol. ESPN.com

Mike Bresnahan: I'm told the Lakers keep Nash for now. They have until September to decide whether to waive him and stretch his $9.7-mill salary over 3 yrs Twitter @Mike_Bresnahan

It appears that has not changed. The Lakers still want to re-sign Pau Gasol, regardless of whether the increasingly unlikely scenario Carmelo Anthony comes here plays out. But the Lakers are also open toward executing a sign-and-trade with Gasol to another team should he want to leave, according to a league source familiar with the team’s thinking. Los Angeles Daily News

Gasol has not informed the Lakers of his plan. But the Lakers are mindful that Gasol has stated he wants to play for a championship caliber team and has entertained a vast amount of interest from Miami, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Chicago and New York. It is not currently clear which scenarios the Lakers would entertain a sign-and-trade with Gasol, who made $19.3 million last season. But in general terms, the Lakers want to ensure they receive a quality player in return, if not more, and that their contract does not compromise their financial flexibility both in length and size of the contract. Los Angeles Daily News

 

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