HoopsHype Pau Gasol rumors

October 19, 2014 Updates

Gasol’s decision came down to more than just the best place to ply his trade; he also wanted to find a location that was “cultural rich” and diverse. The son of medical professionals, Gasol thought of becoming a doctor before he grew to be a 7-footer with rare basketball talent. He also enjoys the opera, forging a friendship with tenor and conductor Placido Domingo during his time in Los Angeles. “To me, it was important on a personal level because I’m not just a basketball player,” Gasol said. “I have other interests, other desires than basketball, and Chicago had a lot to offer from that aspect.” Washington Post

In visiting with the Bulls when he was free-agent shopping this summer, Gasol said that topic came up. “Yes, yes, we did [discuss it],’’ Gasol said. “Coaches have certain tendencies and feel comfortable in certain ways, so we talked about if the coach likes to finish the game with a smaller lineup. Some teams like to play in those last minutes with a spread floor and a guy that can shoot so that it makes it more difficult for — defensively at least — a bigger lineup. So we talked about that a little bit. Chicago Sun-Times

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When Joakim Noah flew with Bulls brass to Los Angeles to recruit free agent Pau Gasol, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year thought the Bulls had no shot of landing the 7-footer. Why not? Well, have you experienced a Chicago winter? "Because it’s freezing out here," Noah said when asked why he thought the Bulls wouldn't land Gasol. "I think the last time he was here it was that polar, arctic thing. The polar vortex thing going on. It’s brutal. "So when you’re used to the beach every day, to pick the polar vortex says a lot." CSN Chicago

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Pau Gasol: 1st day at the facility with my new teammates! I'm very excited about this new challenge of my career. Time to work! http://t.co/xBRI40Z5HE Twitter @paugasol

September 22, 2014 Updates

Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol and Jorge Garbajosa have filed a lawsuit against the directors of a company that made investments in wind farms on their behalf (around 15 million euros). The defendants are Arturo Ortega, former agent of the Gasol brothers and Garbajosa, Enrique Rodríguez of Meta Image and administrators Jose Manuel Esteban del Castillo and Raul Herranz. As

September 17, 2014 Updates

Pau will give you endless options on the offensive end. What do you like about him defensively? Tom Thibodeau: I love his length, shot-blocking, rebounding, his intelligence... Pau helps the team in so many different ways. He makes other people lot better. Offensively, defensively... We're going to be very long up front. We have Pau, Joakim [Noah], Taj Gibson, [Nikola] Mirotic... So we're going to have good size up front. We have great versatility, lots of combinations... We can play Taj and Pau, we can play Taj and Joakim, Mirotic and Pau... There's a lot of versatility to our frontline and quality depth, which I think it's important. HoopsHype

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