MILWAUKEE — (WITI/WTMJ) -- ESPN’s Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reports center Pau Gasol has agreed on a Spurs buyout and will be joining the Milwaukee Bucks.
He's an 18-year veteran with six All-Star appearances and two NBA Championship rings.
Gasol gives Milwaukee something it's missing on the roster: Championship experience. There are few better teammates and mentors in the NBA. https://t.co/xs4NvB5SqH— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 1, 2019
Wojnaroski said in a tweet, “Gasol gives Milwaukee something it’s missing on the roster: Championship experience. There are few better teammates and mentors in the NBA.”
Gasol is not necessarily producing at his All-Star caliber level at 38 years old. He is only averaging 4.2 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in 27 games and six starts with the San Antonio Spurs.
He has not played in six of the Spurs' last eight games and was inactive in much of November and December due to a stress fracture in his foot.
However, his championship pedigree could be a key in many ways on the team, if for no other reason than his locker room presence.