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UPDATE (10:12 PM PST): According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the Lakers have reached out to Pau Gasol one hour into free agency:

UPDATE (7:02 PM PST): According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the Phoenix Suns and Atlanta Hawks are also expected to pursue Pau Gasol in free agency:


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After constant trade rumors for the past couple of seasons, Pau Gasol will become an unrestricted free agent tonight. While there is mutual interest in re-signing Gasol, the two-time champion will meet with numerous teams according to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times:

“Gasol has said numerous times that his main priority is playing for a title-contending team. He will meet with Oklahoma City, Chicago and Golden State and might also sit down with the Lakers, the team that has employed him since acquiring him from Memphis in February 2008.”

Along with Chris Bosh and Greg Monroe, Gasol is one of the best big men available in this year’s free agent market. While he will receive numerous offers, Gasol’s main priority is winning more championships in the final stages of his future Hall of Fame career.

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Although the Lakers will pursue LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, there is “strong interest” to retain Gasol moving forward. It has also been reported that bringing back Gasol could lure Anthony to Los Angeles as they could potentially form a “Big Three” of their own with Kobe Bryant.
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  • http://www.sportsblog.com/profile/Wytols Wytols

    I love Pau and what he has done for us. I wouldn’t mind if he stayed,but I also wouldn’t be mad if he leaved. If he leaves, I hope it’s the Bulls, I want Pau to play in the East so that it wouldn’t be that easy for teams to make it in the East Play Offs.
    If Pau leaves,we can make a nice offer to Jordan Hill. He would be a great PF or a center. Has some mid-range game and is a beast on the boards. And that would be a good combo with Randle.

  • Kong

    Sign And Trade involving Pau Gasol is tempting.I would do it.Collect assets.

    • Al Haldie

      He is a FA HOW DO YOU TRADE HIM AND THE LAKERS WOULD NEVER SINE AND TRADE HIM —-that’s DUMB..

      • Zimmeredge

        plus we have no reason to do S&T our goal is to either sign him or open cap space for future fa.

      • Peter Griffin

        If Pau wants a larger salary than that’s the only way but that means the Lakers would be taking back salary to match so it’s unlikely.

  • Andy L

    Here’s a cheerful scenario: FO is chasing Melo and LeBron for weeks, meanwhile every other more realistic FA gets signed by other teams… Woop!

    Wet dream: Burying Nash’s corpse. Re-signing Swaggy, J-Hill and Pau (on the cheap) and of course landing a superstar or two…sigh. Would like me some Ariza aswell. Would have liked a trade for Kyrie Irving but that won’t happen now.

  • comrade24

    I really think we’ll be in trouble at that position if we don’t resign Gasol. The last thing i want to see is Sacre starting at center. If you look at the FA market there’s not much available. Monroe is restricted and seems as though Pistons may trade Smith and match offers for Monroe (i would tend to agree with them on both accounts), Gortat will be a FA but will most likely stay where he is. Outside of that, pickings are pretty slim.

    Sure, Pau struggled defensively last season and some of that is him slowing down a little, but most comes from lack of team defense on the perimeter. He played good defense when paired next to Bynum and decent perimeter defense with Ariza/Artest/Kobe. I think paired with Randle, and a few upgrades in the starting lineup, packaged with a defensive minded coach and Gasol will do much better defensively.

    PG- Lowry (or Thomas)
    SG- Kobe
    SF- Melo (or Deng/Ariza as consolation prize)
    PF- Randle
    C- Pau

  • Jim213

    The Lakers are projected to make $100.1 million in profit from this past season despite contributing a league-high $49 million to revenue-sharing. The Knicks “made $58 million on their own, and will “lose money” only because of
    their huge revenue-sharing contribution (nearly $27 million, no. 2
    behind the Lakers).”

    The Lakers and Knicks, play in markets so large they are disqualified from ever receiving revenue-sharing payouts.

    http://grantland. com/the-triangle/grantland-exclusive-the-jason-kidd-mess-has-a-144-million-pricetag/

    Scroll close to 20 paragraphs down to: a few other tidbits from the memo:

  • Kobe Will Get 6

    Would you guys want Pau or Monroe?

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