The Los Angeles Lakers have surprised many people with their slow start, and there is no doubt that their 15-16 record is very disappointing. After a successful summer which included the acquisitions of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, the Lakers are still nowhere close to championship form.
Pau Gasol has struggled mightily this season and it is clear that he is having trouble adjusting to the new offense. Gasol seems lost on the court at times and his inconsistency has once again prompted trade rumors involving his future with the team.
Steve Kyler of HoopsWorld talked about Gasol’s trade rumors on Twitter and he provided some insight as potential deals centered around the Spaniard.
The Lakers can’t do a multiple player deal without eating contracts and have said they are not looking at that… so its all moot.
— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) January 3, 2013
For The Bulls fans dreaming of Gasol… it would take more than Boozer to get a deal done. — Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) January 3, 2013
RT @ken_marks_esq: Have you heard ANYTHING on the Gasol that makes any sense?–> Keep hearing best chance to win is with Gasol not trade
— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) January 2, 2013
According to Kyler, there is a good chance that the Lakers stick with Gasol despite the tough times. A popular name mentioned along with Gasol was Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer, but there is a good chance that a deal will not go through involving the two.
The Lakers struck down many deals for Gasol in the past and it appears as though the front office is willing to give the Spanish big men as many chances as possible to improve himself.