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Pau Gasol admits he turned down San Antonio two years ago

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Among all the commotion surrounding Kevin Durant's move to the Golden State Warriors and the expected third edition of Cleveland vs the Warriors, a number of teams have been flying under the radar this offseason.

One of those organisations is the San Antonio Spurs, who have added to their roster impressively with the acquisition of Pau Gasol in free agency.

The Spaniard ended his relationship with the Chicago Bulls and has linked up with fellow veteran figures Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili under the guidance of Gregg Popovich.

Gasol is seen as the perfect coach Pop addition and he is expected to flourish the frontcourt alongside LaMarcus Aldridge, but the Olympian admitted, if it was up to San Antonio, the move would've happened a lot sooner.

The 36-year-old told EuroHoops: “Two years ago I declined the option of going to the Spurs. Now it was the right time to go to San Antonio. Popovich has he told me that I will contribute a lot and along with LaMarcus Aldridge, without Tim Duncan anymore, I will be one of the leaders of the team in the front line”.

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He definitely has a big role to play and, as always, the Spurs will be contenders in the west.

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San Antonio Spurs
Southwest Division
Western Conference
NBA
Pau Gasol
Chicago Bulls
Central Division
Eastern Conference

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