Gasol, Kirilenko, Parker seek early deals

Updated: September 23, 2004, 12:35 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider
Pau Gasol might have been the best player in the world this summer. Now he'd like to get paid like one.

As of late Monday evening, Gasol's new agent, Arn Tellem, was moving closer to brokering a hefty six-year extension with the Grizzlies, a source close to the negotiations told Insider. The deal will likely make Gasol the second-highest paid international player in the NBA, behind only Dirk Nowitzki.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer