Why are the Bulls pushing so hard for Gasol if (when) Melo signs with the Knicks? It just seems like such an unnecessary move when the problem has been the lack of a secondary shot creator for so many years... can someone explain how he would fit? Or is he just a big name to sign so Garpax can come out of the off-season claiming it was a success?
KC (aka the Bulls FO) is posing a Gasol signing like it would be some great consolation prize:
Byproduct if Anthony indeed re-signs with Knicks is it increases chances to pry Gasol loose from Lakers. Bulls heavily involved.— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) July 9, 2014
I just do not like this signing AT ALL--and frankly it's making me irrationally angry that this is plan B. Gasol is old, oft-injured, and doesn't fill a pressing need.