Pau Gasol's 2013-14 season

After suffering through a dismal 27-55 season that ranked as the worst since the move from Minneapolis made them the Los Angeles Lakers, Pau Gasol is now a man with options. This was the final season of the three-year, $57 million extension he signed in the winter of 2009, and after the nearly-34-year-old pivot showed he can still get it done on the offensive end this season, averaging just under 17.5 points, 10 rebounds, 3.5 assists and two combined blocks/steals in 31 1/2 minutes per game, Gasol figures to have some suitors in free agency this summer ... and after 6 1/2 seasons in purple and gold, Pau seems increasingly prepared for the prospect of plying his trade elsewhere next season.
Dan Devine

Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol, left, of Spain, guard Jodie Meeks, center, and forward Nick Young celebrate in the closing seconds of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol, left, of Spain, guard Jodie Meeks, center, and forward Nick Young celebrate in the closing seconds of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors, right, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol, of Spain, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Los Angeles

Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors, right, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol, of Spain, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol of Spain, who is injured, smiles on the bench against the Utah Jazz during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. The Jazz won 96-79. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol (16) of Spain gets by Dallas Mavericks' DeJuan Blair, left rear, and Dirk Nowitzki, right, on a drive to the basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Dallas

Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol (16) of Spain gets by Dallas Mavericks' DeJuan Blair, left rear, and Dirk Nowitzki, right, on a drive to the basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Minnesota Timberwolves v Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 20: Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on December 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 104-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol (16) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Oklahoma City won 122-97

Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol (16) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Oklahoma City won 122-97. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)