The Bulls will fly to Los Angeles on Thursday to meet with Pau Gasol, sources confirmed. ESPN.com first reported the development.The Bulls’ interest in Gasol had been previously reported by several outlets, including the Tribune. But the face-to-face meeting unexpectedly developed after the Bulls met with Carmelo Anthony on Tuesday.
The Bulls have been linked to Gasol for years, dating to when they passed on a chance to trade Luol Deng for him while with the Grizzlies. It’s unlikely the Bulls could add both Anthony and Gasol, who made $19 million last season but will face a paycut in this market.