A veteran like Pau Gasol is exactly what the Bucks need, especially during the playoffs.
The Bucks were not able to get out of the first round for the past two years, falling to Boston and Toronto. Gasol on the other hand, has played a total of 136 playoff games in 12 different seasons across his 18 year career.
The Spaniard has two NBA Championships and three Olympic medals, as well as a six-time All-Star.
Gasol was actually recruited to the Bucks by his compatriot, Nikola Mirotic. The forward was traded to the Bucks by the Pelicans in February and has played just six games for his new team. But, during Mirotic’s short time in Milwaukee, his impact was felt immediately.
“I said, ‘Listen, man, I really feel this team is special and if you want to be part of something special you should join this team,’” Mirotic said he told Gasol, via the Journal Sentinel.
The Bucks are currently 48-16, topping the Eastern Conference despite a loss to the lowly Phoenix Suns today.
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