HoopsHype Pau Gasol rumors

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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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