Veteran big man Gasol signs one-year deal with Blazers

Pau Gasol is headed to the Trail Blazers after sepnding last season with the Bucks and Spurs.

Free agent center/forward Pau Gasol has agreed to a one-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, Gasol announced on social media.

“Ready and happy to join one of the best teams in the league!” Gasol tweeted.

The deal is reportedly for one year and the veteran’s minimum of $2.6 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Gasol, 39, signed late last season with the Milwaukee Bucks after being released by the San Antonio Spurs. He appeared in just three games with the Bucks, and none in the playoffs. Before that, he averaged a career-low 4.2 points in 27 appearances with the Spurs.

He did manage to put up 10.1 points and 8.0 rebounds in 77 games with the Spurs in 2017-18.

Gasol, a future Hall of Famer, has also spent time with the Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls.

The Blazers reached the Western Conference finals last season behind the play of guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.