Free-agent core Pau Gasol has concluded on a three-year understanding to lapse to a San Antonio Spurs, joining sources told ESPN on Friday.
Manu Ginobili confirms he’s returning to Spurs
Manu Ginobili, who had been considering retirement, is finalizing a sum of a agreement with a San Antonio Spurs, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The understanding includes a prejudiced pledge in a third year of a contract, joining sources said.
Gasol, 37, will be starting his 17th NBA season. The six-time All-Star has averaged 17.9 points and 9.4 rebounds for his career.
He declined a $16.2 million choice for a 2017-18 deteriorate in June. That gave a Spurs salary-cap space to finish several other offseason initiatives, including signing giveaway agents Rudy Gay, Brandon Paul and Joffrey Lauvergne. The Spurs are also finalizing a understanding to re-sign Manu Ginobili for his 16th deteriorate with San Antonio.
Gasol sealed a two-year understanding with a Spurs a year ago and averaged 12.4 points and 7.8 rebounds a game.
Gasol fractured a fourth metacarpal on his left palm in January, and eventually mislaid his starting pursuit to Dewayne Dedmon. Still, Gasol embraced a new role, and remade into rather of a widen 5 to improved fit his new responsibilities off a bench.
ESPN’s Michael C. Wright contributed to this report.