With Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw, Patty Mills, and even Coach Gregg Popovich back on board to defend the title, San Antonio Spurs fans were able to sit back and witness the frenzy of the free agency period as other franchises scrambled to rebuild their teams.
Though the team is set, the Spurs did show interest in former seven foot Laker Pau Gasol. The Chicago Bulls were another front running team in negotiations for Gasol’s signature. Would he sign for a higher salary or a higher chance at winning a title?
Gasol shared his answer to this question with the public via his twitter account in saying:
Spurs fans also used Twitter to react to Gasol’s decision to choose Chicago instead of San Antonio as his new home,
“It’s no big deal, I wan’t expecting it to happen. Our team is strong as it is. Good luck to him in Chicago though!” – @StephanieSings_
“He would have been a great fit. Wasn’t an absolute need.” – @SJROB300
“Would have been nice to have but I’m happy with our roster as is. Wish him well in CHI, they should be the favorites in the East.” – @SenorMerc
“Good for him. It would have been icing on the cake if we got him. It’s not like we needed him. The repeat is still on!” – @jon123spurs