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Portland Trail Blazers Refocus On Pau Gasol After Signing Evan Turner

The Trail Blazers still have need for a solid big man, and Gasol fits that bill as a 15-year veteran.

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UPDATE 6:18pm: ESPN's Ramona Shelburne claims the Blazers remain in the hunt for Gasol:

After signing free agent swingman Evan Turner, the Portland Trail Blazers have refocused their attention on pursuing Pau Gasol, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski:

Portland isn't finished with its high-profile pursuits in free agency. The Blazers made an aggressive offer to free agent Pau Gasol on Friday, league sources said. They're one of several contenders trying to sign the six-time All-Star forward, who played the past two seasons with the Chicago Bulls.

The Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs are also rumored to hold interest.

Gasol, 35, may be available at a low price, but after missing on Chandler Parsons and likely Dwight Howard, the Trail Blazers can offer him quite a bit of money if they so choose, potentially giving them a leg up.

Gasol averaged 16.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 4.1 assists during the 2015-16 NBA season.