Bulls make 2 trades to bring on Pau GasolThe Chicago Bulls made two trades Monday to clear salary-cap space, setting the stage for the addition of free-agent center Pau Gasol.
The Bulls sent forward Anthony Randolph, two second-round draft picks and cash considerations to Orlando for the rights to Milovan Rakovic. They also traded forward Greg Smith to Dallas for Tadija Dragicevic.
The 6-foot-11 Randolph was acquired in a draft-night trade with Denver that gave the Bulls the rights to high-scoring Creighton forward Doug McDermott. The journeyman has played for Golden State, New York, Minnesota and Denver in six seasons in the NBA, averaging 7.1 points and 4.3 rebounds.
The rights to Rakovic, who has played his entire career overseas, were originally acquired from Dallas in 2007.