Gasol, who has started all but 13 of his NBA games in his 14 seasons, has not been guaranteed a starting spot for the Bulls this season. He joins a crowded frontcourt that already features Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson, as well as fellow additions Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic. Gasol will likely vie for a starting spot with Gibson, but should see time at power forward and center.
Gasol comes to the Bulls on a three-year deal, after averaging 17.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game in 60 appearances -- all starts -- with the Lakers last season.Analysis:
Johnson appeared in 79 games for the injury-bitten Lakers last season, and put together the most productive season of his career as a result. He averaged 9.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.Analysis:
Over three disappointing seasons, the 2011 No. 6 overall pick averaged just 3.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in 162 appearances.Analysis:
"I'm not 100 percent back yet, but I'm getting better," Ibaka said. "I'm trying to get back in shape and it's going to take time."
Ibaka was intiailly given season-ending prognosis as a result of the injury, but came back for the final four games of the Thunder's six-game series loss to the Spurs. He is planning to play in the upcoming FIBA World Cup, and will presumably be fully healthy by then.
Ibaka led the lead in blocks for the fourth straight season, while averaging career-highs across the board. He put up 15.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 81 games.Analysis:
Henry, was productive when healthy for the Lakers last season, averaging 10.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in 43 appearances. He is recovering from wrist and knee surgeries this offseason.Analysis:
Johnson was last in the NBA when he spent two seasons with the Hawks. He receives an unguaranteed deal from the Mavericks for training camp, after averaging 6.5 points per game over his two seasons in Atlanta.Analysis:
According to ESPN, the injury, which he sustained in the playoffs, isn't considered serious, but he and the Clippers would rather be safe than sorry. This makes sense considering Griffin injured his knee in 2012 during a Team USA practice prior to the Summer Olympics.
Griffin enjoyed a top-notch statistical season last year, averaging 24.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.Analysis:
According to the AP, Love wants to be cautious and not risk injury while seeking a trade from the Timberwolves.
Griffin said in a statement that he appreciated the invite but would decline the opportunity in order to focus his energy on improving the Clippers.Analysis:
At this point, it is not clear how serious the injury is, but Lewis will require surgery, the team announced. The 34-year-old was expected to sign a one-year deal with the Mavericks, but his next move is not yet known.Analysis: