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Pau Gasol Signs with Trail Blazers

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The Blazers finally get a coveted forward, albeit at 39 and recovering from foot surgery.

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Free agent forward Pau Gasol has signed a one-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. The news was reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The 39-year-old forward has played for five teams over an 18-year career. He suited up for the San Antonio Spurs and Milwaukee Bucks last season, appearing in 30 total games. He averaged 3.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.7 assists on 44.7% shooting, playing 12 minutes per game. He holds a career three-point average of 36.8%.

Gasol was hobbled by a foot injury, requiring surgery, from which he says he’s recovering well.

Gasol becomes the 14th player on Portland’s roster, with forward Jaylen Hoard on a two-way contract.