The signing of Pau Gasol with the Bulls could make the Bulls organisation one step towards their dream to win the NBA Championship.
During an interview on friday night at united center Pau Gasol said “I turned down bigger offers and I prioritized being on a championship-caliber team and being in a position where I can hopefully put that team over the top with my game as well. I felt that here I was going to have that opportunity, and now it’s just a matter of getting to work.” Bulls will be the Gasols third team in the NBA , after a succeeding long run with Memphis Grizzlies with some unbroken organisation records and with Lakers with two NBA Championship rings. The Lakers made an effort to keep him and reportedly offered him a two-year deal worth more than $10 million per season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
This is a copycat league, as everyone saw San Antonio Spurs crushed the NBA Champions Miami Heat by simply sharing the ball and playing with the games fundamentals. In the clincher, they had 25 assists on 37 baskets.
With Rose out last season , coach Tom Thibodeau moved Jakim Noah to a hybid center role .Noah averaged 5.4 assists from all over the court. Now you add Gasol, who averaged 3.4 assists last season, right around his average, and rookie Doug McDermott, whom Thibodeau credits for his playmaking off double-teams — not to mention Rose, who can whip passes into the post with the best of them.
Thibodeau said. “Because one thing is, Paul is terrific in the low post with his back to the basket. He can face up, pass out of the low post. He’s excellent in the pick-and-roll, he can read how defenses are playing pick-and-roll and he knows which area to go to. He’s instinctive. He’s also very effective in the elbow. There are a lot of different ways we can use him”.
If they’re healthy,and perform well in the regular season, we all know that they have won may regular season in the previous season. If the bulls can truly emulate San Antonio, they can have a fighting shot to get out of the Eastern Conference, and we will see how the Plan P works for the bulls.