Report: Pau Gasol announces intent to sign with Bulls

The Chicago Bulls will have a new big man roaming the floor at the United Center next season, as Pau Gasol has just declared his intent to sign with the team.

Here's Gasol's statement via his personal Twitter account:

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Gasol's deal will be somewhere in the range of $6.5 million per year - $3.5 million less than he could have earned if the Los Angeles Lakers and Bulls could have agreed on a sign-and-trade.

Gasol missed 22 games due to various injuries in 2013-14, but still posted 17.4 points and 9.7 rebounds per game when he did make it on the floor.

Today's announcement ends a long courtship process surrounding Gasol. The Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs, and New York Knicks were all rumored to be players for the four-time NBA All-Star's services.

However, Gasol now joins a healthy Derrick Rose, along with Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson, on a Bulls team that could very well be top contenders in a rapidly-changing Eastern Conference landscape.


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