Gasol heavily courted by Chicago Bulls

Reuters/The Sports Xchange

Posted at Jul 11 2014 06:12 PM | Updated as of Jul 12 2014 02:12 AM

Pau Gasol is being heavily courted by the Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers, but the NBA champions are still in the running for the 13-year veteran free agent.

Gasol, limited to 60 games last season, is the top offseason target of the San Antonio Spurs, who are making another push to gain favor with the 7-footer.

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Veteran point guard Steve Blake agreed to a two-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Yahoo Sports reported Blake would make $2 million each season of the contract.

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The Charlotte Hornets extended an offer sheet to restricted free agent forward Gordon Hayward, the team announced Thursday.

Terms were not disclosed, but the deal is a four-year, $63 million offer, according to multiple reports.

In accordance with the NBA's collective bargaining agreement, Hayward's current team, the Utah Jazz, has three days to match the offer.

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The Washington Wizards officially re-signed center Marcin Gortat, the team announced Thursday.

Multiple media outlets reported previously that Gortat received a five-year, $60 million deal. (Editing by Frank Pingue)