2014 NBA Free Agency: 5 Reasons Why Pau Gasol Should Sign With San Antonio Spurs

Five Reasons Pau Gasol Should Sign With The San Antonio Spurs

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Pau Gasol, the best big man left on the market, has various options as the 2014 NBA Free Agency rolls along. Looking at the free agency signings so far, Gasol can easily choose to go to a team with a lot of cap space that could give him a massive payday. Instead, Gasol should sign with the San Antonio Spurs for less money for these reasons.

5. Cap Space

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5. Cap Space

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The Spurs do not have a ton of cap space, but San Antonio can make a few small moves to offer Gasol a formidable offer. Either way, San Antonio’s situation is appealing to Gasol. What the Spurs lack in money, San Antonio easily makes up for in wins.

4. Organization

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4. Organization

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It is no question that the San Antonio Spurs boast a first-class organization. Starting with Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan, the Spurs have been a team based on continuity and accountability. Because of this, Gasol is the perfect fit in an organization like this one.

3. Fit Offensively

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3. Fit Offensively

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Pau Gasol has "Spurs" written all over him. As a big man, his creative versatility is one similar to Boris Diaw’s. This past season, Popovich demonstrated the ability to use Diaw’s superior passing ability to be successful, and Gasol would succeed just as Diaw has done for San Antonio.

2. Coach Gregg Popovich

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2. Coach Gregg Popovich

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Gregg Popovich is undoubtedly the best coach in the NBA. Last year, Gasol was known to be uncomfortable in Mike D’Antoni’s offense, and he was certainly not a centerpiece. In San Antonio, Gasol would be a staple in the Spurs’ offensive system.

1. Chance To Win

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1. Chance To Win

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After winning the 2014 NBA Finals in convincing fashion, the Spurs will be back again next year. Almost exactly the same team will be returning for San Antonio, and their system, which has proven to be successful, will once again lead the Spurs into contention in a tough Western Conference.

Nicholas Sciria is a San Antonio Spurs writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Nick_Sciria, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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