Pau Gasol re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs, the team announced on Monday. The Spurs did not release contract terms, but the San Antonio Express-News reported that it is a three-year contract. ESPN reported the new deal is worth $48 million and contains a partial guarantee in the final year for the native of Spain. Gasol declined a player option in June with the purpose of signing a longer deal with San Antonio and also giving the team more salary cap room. Gasol signed with the Spurs last summer and averaged 12.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.09 blocks in 25.4 minutes while appearing in 64 games. The 37-year-old forward also shot 50.2 percent from the field, including a career-best
The question had barely gotten out of a reporter’s mouth when Steven Spieth began to smile. Spieth was leaving Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas after having his most prolific performance of the summer for his hometown Dallas Mavericks — he had five points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 18 minutes in a win over the Boston Celtics on July 15 — while wearing a Ryder Cup backpack. In fact, before Jordan Spieth crossed the Atlantic and won his third major championship by claiming the British Open last weekend, one of the world’s most famous golfers had briefly been in Las Vegas to check on his younger brother. While those 18 minutes in summer league may not have possessed the kind of gravity to the wider sporting world as Jordan Spieth’s topsy-turvy performance over the final 18 holes at Royal Birkdale Sunday, they were just as important to the younger Spieth, who graduated from Brown after a four-year career in which he finished third in the Ivy League in scoring last season, while also being named a third team academic all-American.
He’s back. This is the third time Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry is headlining a tour of China with Under Armour. This time he brought his brother Seth Curry, who plays for the Dallas Mavericks, and wife Ayesha. On the tour Steph leads clinics, showcases some of his shoes, and thrills global fans. Fellow Warrior Klay Thompson was in China earlier in the month: #ChinaKlay. He certainly kept social media amused with some missed dunks and other faux pas. Along with China stops in Beijing, Chengdu and Hangzhou, Steph will later visit Seoul on the tour for the first time. We’ll be sure to update the photo gallery along the way.