The Mavericks ended up making just one relatively modest move at the trade deadline, acquiring J. Redick and Nicolo Melli in a trade with New Orleans. However, according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report , that deal may have been a fail-safe option for Dallas as the team explored other options leading up to last Thursday afternoon. As Fischer explains, the Mavericks also explored a trade that would have sent James Johnson and two second-round pick to Orlando in a package for Evan Fournier.
Rejuvenated Pau Gasol rarin' to go with Bulls
Chicago Bulls: Will Pau Gasol Stick Around?
Just more than three weeks after turning 35, the excitement in Pau Gasol's voice can be heard across several time zones. Skip to content. We have all the tools to be a much stronger team and learn from our mistakes of last year. Those mistakes, of course, in part led to the dismissal of Tom Thibodeau. The organization had to make a decision. It was a difficult one. That comes from the top.
Former Chicago Bulls: Pau Gasol considering Lakers, Barcelona
Once the Bulls began to believe they had lost out on free agent Carmelo Anthony in recent days, they moved to make the deal for Gasol. The Bulls are considering using the amnesty clause on the final year of forward Carlos Boozer's contract. Gasol averaged JJ Redick doesn't have an ideal number of games in mind to get ready for the playoffs with the Dallas Mavericks, who were thinking postseason when they acquired the shooting guard with an expiring contract.
He spoke with Derrick Rose over the phone, and Mike Dunleavy also reached out to the 7-foot veteran. What Gasol found was a hungry team in search of a championship, and it was enough to convince the skilled Spaniard to trade the warmth of Southern California for the cold winters of the Windy City. Gasol and newcomer Nikola Mirotic were at the United Center on Friday for a pair of press conferences announcing their new contracts. The year-old Gasol begins his 14th NBA season with career averages of I thought Chicago was going to be the best fit for me,'' Gasol said.