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Los Angeles: The 2016 NBA playoffs are currently in full swing, but rumors regarding Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol and his upcoming free agency destination are still very much in the air.
Gasol is set to turn 36 before the start of the 2016-2017 season and his age is definitely going to be a major concern for any potential suitors. But despite the age, he is still an extremely effective player.
There is no denying the fact that Gasol is no longer the star player that he once was with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he still average a solid 16.5 points per game, 11 rebounds per game, and two blocks per game this past season. For his prt, Gasol is yet to take a decision, but rumors are strong that he may leave the Bulls and sign with the San Antonio Spurs.
Ronald Tillery of Sports56 reported that that Pau Gasol's brother Marc thinks that his brother should sign with the Spurs. "Marc Gasol was just asked about brother, Pau, and said his advice would be for him to go to San Antonio at this stage of his career," he tweeted.
After ended the regular season with a 67-15 record, the Spurs had recorded one of the best seasons in NBA history. Led by head coach Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan, the Spurs have emerged as one of the most consistent NBA team in the recent past.
Fansided explains what Gasol will look for in his next team. "And while Gasol would never tip his hand to the press regarding his future plans, especially not midseason, it's still worth wondering whether this could be his last season in a Chicago uniform. Gasol chose the Bulls because he wanted to play on a title contender and because he wanted to go where he was wanted. For too many years the Spanish big man found his name buzzing amidst trade rumors as a Laker, so it made sense that he went to a storied franchise where his efforts would be acknowledged and respected. This past winter, however, Gasol once again was dangled as trade bait, and while the feeling must have been familiar, it most likely didn't sit well with a veteran player who can now exercise that option this summer and find a new home where he'll once again be appreciated," it added.