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NBA Rumors: 7 Teams That Are Better Fit for Pau Gasol Than Chicago Bulls
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Rumors have swirled recently that Los Angeles Lakers star forward Pau Gasol would like to leave LA, preferably to go play for the Chicago Bulls.

This makes sense in a lot of ways, as LA has bowed out of the playoffs early the past few years and Chicago is one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

This deal, however, has it's problems as both teams are over the salary cap and would have to match up Gasol's $19 million yearly salary with players on the Bulls.

This is where the problem resides.

Chicago's closest salary is Carlos Boozer at $15 million a year, and with Boozer being an amnesty candidate due to his underachieving play in recent years, LA definitely would want a lot more in return.

So while Chicago remains a possibility, there are seven teams in the NBA that I believe would represent not only a better fit for Gasol, but could also work out a reasonable trade for both sides.

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