Report: Bulls finalizing free agent deal with Pau Gasol, no trade with Lakers

The Chicago Bulls are close to inking Los Angeles Lakers free agent Pau Gasol to a standard two-party contract, rather than acquiring him as part of a sign-and-trade with Los Angeles.

According to Brian Windhorst of, discussions between the Lakers and Bulls have seemingly fallen through, leading to Gasol coming to Chicago on his own accord:

Per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Gasol will be taking around a $3.5 million pay cut for signing with the Bulls cold rather than by being shipped there via trade:


Stat tuned to Chat Sports and our Chicago Bulls team page for all the latest on Gasol's impending deal.

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