Best Potential Free-Agent Landing Spots for Pau Gasol During 2014 Offseason

During his six seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, Pau Gasol racked up three All-Star appearances and a pair of championships, forever cementing his status as one of the key cornerstones of the Kobe Bryant era.

Sadly, the power forward’s L.A. tenure may be coming to an end.

Gasol will officially become a free agent on July 1, joining Carmelo Anthony as the early highlights of a class that could include LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and a host of others.

With the future of the Lakers in flux, Gasol—who turns 34 on July 6—would be wise to survey the league landscape, to pinpoint the teams that give him the best chance of securing a third ring and further enhancing his already sterling NBA legacy.

Taking both financial flexibility and championship potential into account, we’ve compiled the eight best landing spots for the versatile power forward.

Anthony may be garnering a lion’s share of the headlines, but where the savvy Spaniard ends up could yield an equally compelling shakeup.

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