Pau Gasol on Tuesday confirmed that he has agreed to sign a contract with the San Antonio Spurs.
In a tweet Tuesday, Gasol said he was “looking forward to this new chapter.”
After many days of a lot of thinking, I’ve decided to join the @spurs!Looking forward to this new chapter with the best aspirations!
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) July 5, 2016
League sources told ESPN’s Marc Stein on Monday that Gasol and the Spurs were finalizing a two-year deal worth more than $30 million. The deal will feature a player option in the second year, the sources said.
Gasol had emerged as the target of a lucrative free-agency bidding war that had also involved the Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Toronto Raptors, sources said.
Hall of Famer David Robinson took to Twitter on Monday to welcome Gasol to the Spurs’ “family.”
— David Robinson (@DavidtheAdmiral) July 5, 2016
Gasol, who will turn 36 on Wednesday, spent the past two season with the Chicago Bulls and gave the team a solid offensive punch down on the blocks and provided a professional presence in the locker room.
He averaged 16.5 points and 11.0 rebounds in 2015-16 for a Bulls team that missed the playoffs.
ESPN’s Nick Friedell contributed to this report.