The Chicago Bulls have been on the hunt ever since free agency started. Their No. 1 target is easily Carmelo Anthony, but the addition of Pau Gasol would greatly help out the offense. The best part about it is the fact that the Bulls are reportedly interested in him.
Bulls and Thunder have emerged as two new top-flight teams in the hunt for Gasol, who has predictably been drawing considerable interestAdvertisement
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 2, 2014
Gasol is not in his prime anymore, but he is still a very good player. Although the Los Angeles Lakers had a down year this past season, Gasol still put up 17.4 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game. So not only can he score at a pretty high rate, he can clearly rebound the ball as well.
Chicago lacked a high-scoring offense this year. The defense was good, which is a big reason why the Bulls had a successful season. Getting Derrick Rose back would without a doubt help out the team in the offensive department, but one player is not going to make Chicago an offensive powerhouse.
Adding Anthony would go a very long way towards that, but adding Gasol would also help out quite a bit.
If Gasol wants to play for a title-contending team, he will sign with Chicago. Of course, it is not only his decision. I doubt the Bulls would be able to pick up both Melo and Gasol. If I were him, though, I would do my best to get on the Bulls. However, going to a team like the Oklahoma City Thunder would not be a bad idea either.
No matter what the case, Gasol is going to help out whatever team he plays for next season.