It seems like the dominoes are starting to fall into place, as just a week after guard Derrick Rose was traded to the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls big man Pau Gasol has also made a not-so-surprising decision.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Gasol has officially declined his player option and will become a free agent for the 2016-17 season.
ESPN sources say Pau Gasol, as expected, officially notified the Bulls today that he's declining his 2016-17 option and going to free agency
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 27, 2016
It’s obvious that the Bulls are looking to get younger and free up more cap space as its current roster just wasn’t working out.