Saturday , Feb , 02 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers Were Both After Pau Gasol

The Grizzlies had been in talks with several teams in recent weeks, including the Bulls, league sources confirmed.

What Memphis was discovering was it could not get commensurate talent for Gasol, who has averaged almost 19 points and nine rebounds over his career. The Lakers initially were offering Brown and Vladimir Radmanovic, the Cavaliers supposedly were offering Drew Gooden and Larry Hughes and the Trail Blazers were believed to be offering Raef LaFrentz and Travis Outlaw. All were veteran players with long contracts at a time the Memphis franchise is for sale and losing upward of $25 million annually. [Click here for more from the Chicago Tribune.]