Basketball writer Tom Petrini thinks that Pau Gasol is angling to sign with the Spurs if they can't bring Kevin Durant aboard.
Gasol waiting for Durant's decision indicates to me that the Spurs are his first choice.— Tom Petrini (@RealTomPetrini) July 3, 2016
San Antonio will probably get either Pau or KD.
Currently, Petrini has the Spurs ranked 4th in likelihood to win the Durant sweepstakes at 10%. He's ranking the Thunder 50%, Warriors 20%, and Celtics(!) 15% with better odds than the Spurs. I'm not sure I agree with those rankings, but 10% seems about right for the Spurs.
Kevin Durant's free agency is here— Tom Petrini (@RealTomPetrini) June 30, 2016
Rank, breakdown, and % chance for each of his options:https://t.co/scAmBSSAuW pic.twitter.com/qKJIkx7WJb
It's all speculation for now, as nobody can sign a contract until July 7, but if Durant reveals his choice on July 4 as promised, it's going to cause a domino effect as all of the other pieces begin to fall into place.