Pau Gasol, Spurs Reportedly Finalizing New Contract Agreement

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistJuly 18, 2017

May 7, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16) reacts in game four of the second round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Nearly one month after opting out of his deal with the San Antonio Spurs for 2017-18, Pau Gasol is reportedly nearing an agreement to return to the team next season. 

On Tuesday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Gasol and the Spurs were "working" to finalize a deal, though terms were not disclosed.                

Gasol signed a two-year deal with the Spurs last summer worth over $30 million, with the second year being a player option for $16.2 million. 

Wojnarowski reported June 20 that Gasol intended to decline his option but added the six-time All-Star intended to return to the Spurs on a smaller average annual salary. 

In his first season with the Spurs, Gasol set career lows in games started (39) and points per game (12.4), but he shot a career-high 53.8 percent from three-point range. The Spurs finished last season with the NBA's second-best record at 61-21 before being swept by the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals.