Spanish big man has been buried on the bench since he came back from his injuries. Slowly out of rotation with the emerging young big man Jacob Poeltl from Austria taking his minutes.
Since his buyout, Spurs is 3-0 and two coming from possibly first round opponents the Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder. Importantly, they are ahead as many as four games against the surprisingly Sacramento Kings the ninth seeded.
Jacob Poeltl played well on his last three games before getting injured and out against the Hawks. In just three games, 26 minutes on the court the 3rd year big man averaging 7.3 points, 8 rebounds(3 off), a steal, an assist and 2 blocks per game.
Also Drew Eubanks shown promise on his limited time on the court defending well and boxing out for rebound.
Most importantly Pau Gasol gave back 2.5M in his contract buyout with the Spurs to join the Milwaukee Bucks, lowering San Antonio’s salary cap hit for this season and 2019/20.
Lastly reason, the fans celebrated happily once this news broke out. We wish nothing you Pau but ALL the best with the Bucks.