Pau Gasol declines 2016-17 option with Bulls, becomes free agent

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Pau Gasol has notified the Bulls he will turn down his $7.7 million option for the 2016-2017 season.

The 35-year-old center spent only two seasons in Chicago, averaging 16.5 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks per game in 72 games this past season.

The Bulls still have a chance to re-sign Gasol this summer but now every team has a shot to land the Spanish shot-blocker.