The two teams who met in the last couple of NBA Finals are interested in Pau Gasol’s services. The big fella’s current employer, the Los Angeles Lakers, also want to retain him. Per Yahoo!:
The cost for Gasol could still be prohibitive for the Heat, but there’s little doubt he could be an intriguing part to a supporting cast in Miami. So far, Gasol is still pushing for a $10 million-$12 million annual salary, league sources said.
The NBA champion San Antonio Spurs have inquired with Gasol’s agent Arn Tellem, expressing an interest, sources said, but the Spurs can’t become a legitimate suitor unless Gasol significantly drops his asking price.
Gasol met with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and ultimately they could become his best chance to get his asking price, if only on a one-year contract.
Lots of phone calls from teams that are interested in me to be a key part of their goals. A lot to be considered. #FreeAgency
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) July 1, 2014