The NBA trade deadline is right around the corner with the buzzer sounding on Feb. 20. Although Pau Gasol is most likely the player to be dealt by the Los Angeles Lakers before the deadline, veteran center Chris Kaman might ultimately be the player headed elsewhere.
Chris Kaman on the possibility of being dealt at the trade deadline: "It's not going to make me stay awake all night tossing and turning"
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 8, 2014
As of right now, the chances are high the Lakers make a move before the deadline. Gasol appears to be the most likely of the available candidates to be traded due to the Lakers’ desire to move his large contract for assets rather than paying him and losing the two-time NBA champion in the summer for nothing in return this summer.
With Kaman not getting the playing time expected when he signed with the team last summer, the veteran center doesn’t seem to have a preference on whether he stays or goes.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens between now and the deadline on Feb. 20, but there’s definitely a possibility Kaman is moved with Gasol or in a separate deal.
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