Mar 13, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol (16) drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Pau Gasol rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks meets with Gasol

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The Oklahoma City Thunder are doing what they can to finally get over that hump to reach – and win – the NBA Finals. Last season, the Thunder reached the Western Conference Finals and although the series was tied at two, they dropped the next two games, sending the San Antonio Spurs to the Finals, The Spurs, of course, took down the Miami Heat in six games to claim their fifth NBA title in 15 years.

The Thunder have looked at several free agents but seem to have really honed in on New Orleans Pelicans’ free agent swingman Anthony Morrow and Los Angeles Lakers’ free agent big man Pau Gasol.

The Thunder currently lead the Heat, among several other teams, to acquire Morrow and are really making a push to sign Gasol. They had their two stars, point guard Russell Westbrook and the 2013-2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant, meet with Gasol last week.

Per Marc Stein of, Gasol met with Thunder head coach Scott Brooks on Monday to listen to his pitch, but the competition remains stiff.

Gasol averaged 17.4 points, 9.7 rebounds 3.4 assists and 1.5 blocks per game last season. He shot 48.0% from the field, 28.6% from beyond the arc and 73.6% from the free throw line

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