The San Antonio Spurs and six-time All-Star Pau Gasol have agreed to a contract buyout, paving the way for him to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The San Antonio Spurs and center Pau Gasol have agreed on a contract buyout, clearing the way for the six-time All-Star to be playoffs-eligible for his next team, league sources told ESPN.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 1, 2019
Pau Gasol is planning to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources tell ESPN.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 1, 2019
The timing of the buyout is significant, allowing Gasol to be playoff-eligible for Milwaukee.
Gasol has appeared in only 27 of the Spurs' 63 games this year despite being fully healthy the entire season.
He was listed as inactive for a 26-game stretch during the middle of the season and received a "DNP - Coach's Decision" in five of the Spurs' last seven games.
Gasol has had the lowest level of production in his 17-year career, averaging just 12.2 minutes per game. He is posting 4.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists in those minutes, all career-lows for the future Hall of Famer.
He'll join a Bucks team that is poised to make a run to the NBA Finals with a league-best 47-14 record.
Gasol will compete with the likes of forwards Ersan Ilyasova and D.J. Wilson for playing time off the bench.