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Free agency is right around the corner with plenty of rumors circulating the immediate future of stars like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Pau Gasol.

Of all the big-name players set to hit the free agent market, the most likely to leave his current team seems to be Gasol. The Spaniard is keeping his options open and will have quite a few suitors once officially an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

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One suitor will be the Dallas Mavericks, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

Chances of the two-time NBA champion re-signing with the Lakers seems to be remote at this point in time. Gasol has not ruled out staying in Los Angeles to finish his career, but all signs appear to be pointing to the veteran heading elsewhere.

Other potential suitors for Gasol will be the Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Houston Rockets. Although Gasol is no longer considered among the elite at his position, the veteran center is still a player that will draw considerable interest once a free agent.

It remains uncertain if the Lakers are truly interested in re-signing Gasol with the team looking to rebuild. Even though chances of Gasol remaining with the Lakers may be slim, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that he stays with the team for a few more years.

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As for Dallas, Mark Cuban and company are trying to do something similar in comparison to the Lakers. The Mavs will likely re-sign Dirk Nowitzki and make an effort to surround him with a talented squad in order to compete moving forward. Gasol would improve the team’s chances of being a force to be reckoned with in the Western Conference next season, but it might not be enough to be the title contender Dallas is striving for.
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  • jeremy

    Plz someone take gasol. He a nice player even if he lost a step. It just the lakers need to move on and rebuild with new younger players

    • have a cold one

      Alcohol ruined Pau Gasol’s career. People that were wondering why Pau’s play deteriorated so quickly it was because he has a drinking problem. Back in 2012 during that playoff series against Denver, a friend of mine saw Pau getting wasted at a Manhattan Beach bar the night before Game 1. The Lakers FO knew about Pau’s struggle with alcoholism but never did anything to help him. That was why there were so many games Pau looked lethargic, it was all due to hangovers. It’s ashamed Pau’s career with the Lakers ended up this way, he’ll just become another Vin Baker.

      • Al Haldie

        Whats your friends name You can tell you have no class – but PAU has.Only one with half a brain would write some thing like this ,and that’s you..How come some people like you never use your real name – no guts–you would rather hide behind a goof ball name… LOOSER….

        • Dat Nigga Vince

          relax its not that serious ctfu

          • Al Haldie

            bite ME-WHO THE SHIT ARE YOU?

          • Chrmngblly

            Yeah, bite him…:-)

      • Matt Williams

        Spreading rumors?? Wow!

    • Rebuilding Or Not

      Yes i am a concerned Lakers fan.One end they are trying to satisfy Kobe and win now and the other end they want to rebuild.I have no idea what the current Lakers ownership group is doing.

      The Buss kids seem like they are struggling figuring it out at this moment.All this time it was talked about how much they loved Dante Exum and how he would be the Lakers franchise player and he wanted to play for the Lakers blah blah blah the didn’t even get a pre draft workout from Exum SMH.

      This is no direction and no plan at it’s finest they have no assets moving forward as you know 2015 first round pick is going to the Suns and 2017 first round pick is going to the Magic.How in the heck can we do a proper rebuild buddy?Just how exactly?It’s going to be next to impossible honestly.We need success and this path the team is on is highly scary for me at least and i am sure others agree.

      • DDub

        They worked out players that will more than likely be on the board at seven, Exum Is expected to be gone, if they pick a guard, they will go after a big in F.A. period: if they pick a big, they will go after a guard during that period; but they are not going to play their hand too early.

      • hookedonnews

        It is the general consensus that Exum will be long-gone before the 7th pick. No point in working out someone you have no shot at. Same reason they haven’t worked out Wiggins or Jabari Parker. The plan is to rebuild through free agency. Most of that will happen after next season and beyond. It’s going to take at least a couple of years if not longer.

  • Matt Williams

    I hope this doesn’t happen. I hate the Mavs.

  • ra

    ok, so far we have Kobe as the only premiere player on the Lakers. All else are scrubs. (not including Nash, because he’s not 100%, and maybe not even 20% at this point).

    So, if we lose Gasol, we’ll have more of the same as last year, and probably worse. No signature players other than Kobe.

    It’s ok, I’ll still be a Laker fan, but I predict that ratings will drop considerably, and it will be very difficult to contend for a Championship. The Lakers brand will take a hit if we lose more bigs, like Gasol.

    We’ll have to wait till 2015-2016 for a big change. Meantime, the summer of 2014 will be interesting, and we will see how the Heat, Knicks, Bulls and league free agency plays out.

    • jeremy

      Lakers will be better off without gasol. Gasol can defend the rim all that well. He lost a step as he gets older and he won’t b worn the money he might ask for.

      • DDub

        I agree with Jeremy, pau can’t play defense and many times while he was crying to the ref about a foulvcall, his man was running up the court getting an easy lay up or offensive rebound for a score!

      • cj

        pau can defend the rim in the right system. not an up and down game

        • Terrell

          No..he can’t.

          • J Taylor

            Uuuh… yea he can….
            He’s best on the Block with a true rim protector behind him.
            Making an all star PF a center works due to size, but it doesn’t always match skills well.

          • cj

            yes he can he averaged 1.5 blocks last year in an up tempo style game that does not fit his slow footed style. in a half court system were the team can set up………Cough(spain nat team)Cough……… hes still an above average defensive player

      • J Taylor

        Huh? I bet Pau can be had for $8M (maybe $6M if the give him a good excuse and enough free agents to believe).

        • Chrmngblly

          $8-10M. I love Pau but so does Phil, I think. We ought to sign and trade him with Nash to NY for Tyson Chandler and change.

    • Jim213

      Been a critic of Pau’s hustle since last off season but still have to give him props for the championship years. However, IMO, it’s a matter of motivation for Pau tho it maybe best to pursue other paths down the road being the way he’s been treated by FO on a yearly constant basis (trade rumors).

  • Eazy

    I can see letting Gasol walk *ONLY IF* we get another big who can shoot to replace him.

    • jeremy

      We don’t need a big that can shoot. We need someone who can defend. If he has a decent shot that a plus. Heck I would take a risk and let hill and scare man center

      • Jim Busst

        And that is why your not a GM, Gasol is like a Duncan. Lakers are hoping to draft a PF, I like Gordon the most. He can defend and is athletic as Blake Griffin. With him as a PF Gasol would have more help. And just like the Spurs the Lakers are going to play team defense, centers don’t need on-ball defense skills.

        • jeremy

          What would be so wrong in having hill and sacre man center. Hill kind of like joakim Noah a more back to the basket center who can defend and sacred who seem to improve each year can defend and has a decent mid rang jumper

          • cj

            hill would get destroyed at center full time. at least pau can man up centers.

          • jim2

            How about we get Bynum and put some screws in his knees. The Lakers are done until Kobe and Nash are gone with their $33M. That is where the problem is. You can’t remove $33M from the cap space on non-producing players and compete. Even if Kobe comes back healthy, he will dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, and either be surrounded and they steal the ball from him or he will throw up a brick rather than pass to a team mate. The Spurs are a TEAM. Kobe does not understand that. When the Lakers won championships, they did it as a TEAM. Waive Kobe and his $48M and trade Nash. Then rebuild.

          • Chrmngblly

            Kobe is GUARANTEED, just like Nash.

          • cj

            u sir dont know basketball. kobe hass more career A the any other top 10 score all time kobe does pass the ball and play as a team.

        • DDub

          Hey Jim, pau is not like Duncan and centers do need on the ball defense or its only 4 against 5. Even in team defense someone must protect the rim!

        • Magic Man

          Yes the Lakers suck and need to get better.Aaron Gordon?

        • Chauncey

          While team defense is important, there IS individuality on defense also. Offenses have become so fast and adept in freeing up their wings and guards through picks and stuff, that in many cases, the Center or PF is left on an island to defend the paint as a last resort. Pau does not squat about protecting the rim and challenging shots. He just gets out of the way and offers no resistance to whoever is driving to the hoop.

      • jim2

        Another losing season if they do what you suggest. If Pau walks, the Lakers will need to replace him.

        • Chrmngblly

          We are going to lose this year regardless. We have no TEAM yet, right? Whatever we do, the team has to gel and learn to flow as a team, Offense and Defense. That takes at least half a year.

          I don’t know what quality coach would want to sign up for this, either.

    • Terrell

      I prefer replacing him with a big who can play defense and protect the rim. We can get whatever offense we lose from Pau elsewhere.

  • TheTruthKills

    Let the Mavs take him. It’s time to move on and rebuild for the long haul. Besides, a front court featuring Dirk and Pau will be trash on defense.

    • DDub

      Hey truth you are singing to the choir! A man brother! Let pau walk! Please Lakers answer our prayers!

    • Terrell

      Exactly. Some Laker fans are so stuck in the past and afraid to move on. Kobe and Pau could be on walkers, with gout on both feet, and a dialysis bag sticking to their side and fans will still argue that they need to get contract extensions.

      I’d love to see the reaction on Carlisles face the moment he keeps seeing Pau’s half-ass non-existent defense in the paint. If this happens, expect the Mavs to be leading the league in most points allowed in the paint this season, which the Lakers were I think either 1 or 2 last season.

      • comrade24

        I’m fine with Pau leaving but hope he doesn’t go to the Mav’s. The little tantrums that Cuban throws when free agents don’t want to sign with them are priceless.

      • jim2

        How about we get Bynum and put some screws in his knees. The Lakers are done until Kobe and Nash are gone with their $33M. That is where the problem is. You can’t remove $33M from the cap space on non-producing players and compete. Even if Kobe comes back healthy, he will dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, and either be surrounded and they steal the ball from him or he will throw up a brick rather than pass to a team mate. The Spurs are a TEAM. Kobe does not understand that. When the Lakers won championships, they did it as a TEAM. Waive Kobe and his $48M and trade Nash. Then rebuild.

  • DDub

    Let pau go yesterday! He was a Major reason that the Lakers were a bad team! He cried all year long about offense, but on defense, he is one of the worst in the NBA, everyone that played against pau put up career high numbers!coach D; tried to hide him at center and power forward and it didn’t work because all he did was cry, he pau-ted, all season ! Please let him go!He isn’t worth what he would ask for, unless its 6 mil a year.

    • Tune

      Stop being ignorant. It was Gasol alone playing a franchise player role on a team full of bench players. All while still putting up good numbers. We should’ve just sat Gasol out this season to preserve his body for when Kobe is back. Nobody on the Lakers really play defense since that wasn’t the game plan.

      • DDub

        Who you calling ignorant, I won’t insult you, I will leave it at that?

        • Tune

          Clearly says who I’m replying to, which is you. Stop acting like the only starter on a team is a bad player.

          • DDub

            I didn’t say he was the only bad player or the only one who played bad, but we are talking about Gasol and he was the Leader. Leaders get praise and they get the blame.

          • DDub

            I’m not saying he is a bad guy but he displayed a childish approach and it affected his play and the teams play as well. Say what you will but he is the fall guy along with the coach.

          • Tune

            That’s where the ignorance comes from. Stop expecting bench players and an injured team to overperform.

          • DDub

            No ignorance I’s expecting one of your best players to sit on his ass and collect 19.3 million.go half speed and not be accountable.

          • Chrmngblly

            Yep. I’d say he called you ignorant, DD. A wiser man would have recognized that there was no team defense and no discipline on either end of the floor. It was a big offensive audition–which was a good thing, in some ways. I am pretty sure he called you ignorant. Not me, though…:-)

          • DDub

            Hey chrmnblly anybody can hide behind a key board and call you names, but it wasn’t team defense when , Amir Johnson put up career numbers on pau! The unibrow had a Double- double in the 1st quarter , on his way to about 30 points and 15 Rebs, that big in Denver touched pau, everybody who saw him kicked his ass, so we can talk about the team defense but pau got his ass whipped by everybody I’m not a butch or a coward, if I want to call someone a name to belittlethem, I would say it to their face! It means nothing if you are going to hide So this is about an opinion, and everyone can have one; so I won’t go there unlessvthe person is in front of me. And my opinion is pau gets his ass kicked. Ywa he gets 17 points and 9 rebounds but the coach tried to find a way to hidebhim on many nights ..Jordan Hillvgad to try and okay center on occasion because pau didn’t have any fight So hide behind a key board and call me whatever, but that is cowardly. Peace to all! Voice your opinions.

          • Chrmngblly

            I hardly ever engage in name calling, DD. I expressly deny calling you ignorant, too. I came to your rescue when that mean guy, Tune, said those nasty things about you. And I agreed with you when you thought he might have called you ignorant. I have been on your side all along. What more can I do?

          • DDub

            I wasn’t pointing at you; I can see that you are better than that! I am thankful that you have common courtesy! Thanks I’m greatful. Debate is Good in decent forum. Get um tiger! Go Lakers!

      • DDub

        Its good business to pay someone 19.3 mil and have him sit out. Hell no get out there and play.he wasn’t injured to the point that he couldn’t play. Most fans will tell you, pau is too soft!

        • Tune

          Why waste one of your better players in a season begging to be tanked?

          • DDub

            Lakers don’t tank , they take their lumps, this season was an open audition for younger players and hopefully find some keepers like base more for instance.

          • Tune

            The Lakers were clearly in tank territory this season. There was no way this team was heading to the playoffs. Gasol had no reason to be out there giving him 100% effort when he’s on his last legs and wants to win another with Kobe.

          • DDub

            When you make that kind of money and you get on the court, you play hard! You don’t go half speed. You play with some professional pride.

          • J Taylor

            That’s YOUR mantra.
            If i were making $20M a year, and played for a team that lost 36 games, I’d be concerned more about injury and NOT making $20M next year than winning a meaningless game.

          • DDub

            Pau will not make anywhere near 20 million on his next contract! Really. Come on man, you can’t be serious! But if you ran a team and you gave it to him! Dam foolish.

          • vdogg

            here is a hint for ya — when you beat OKC, PHX and POR after it’s been made clear that you’re not going to the postseason, you’re NOT tanking.

          • Tune

            I’m not saying they were trying to tank, I’m saying the season was tanked. They knew they’d be in the lottery. Obviously players play hard every night. Front office knew this season would be a nightmare. There was nothing to save it.

          • Chrmngblly

            It just means your bad at tanking.

          • Chrmngblly

            See there, Tune. That guy you found to be so ignorant, is now thankful and grateful towards me for sticking up for him even though he was pretty darn ill-informed….:-)

  • Matt Williams

    So if we let Pau go, who do we get? Sacre sucks, Hill might leave, I DON’T WANT JOEL EMBIID!!!! Who do we get??

    • DDub

      We go and get someone who won’t bitch and moan about touches, and who will at least try to protect the rim!!

      • Tune

        Yes, a player complaining that he’s not being utilized properly, what a terrible person.

        • DDub

          He never been tried to by into the system and he isn’t going to ever be better, its time to go. And stop with the name calling.

          • Tune

            Buy into what system? D’antoni is a terrible coach who uses his system regardless of his roster.

        • Jed

          I’ll give you he wasn’t used well offensively, but that is no excuse to sandbag it on Defense.

          • cj

            he was not sand bagging pau is to slow at this point in his career to be runing up and down the floor like that. in a slower tempo his d is still above average

          • Jamar

            So the Lakers should kindly ask the opposing team to not run too much so Pau can play “above avg. D”? Pau’s defense is weak no matter what offense the Lakers or the Opposing team runs.

          • Tune

            Actually yes, you can slow down a game’s tempo. Just look at the Spurs vs OKC.

          • cj

            no the lakers tempo allowed extra fast breaks for the opposing teams. in a slower tempo were the lakers limit other teams fast breaking chances pau will fit better.

    • jeremy

      Sacre doesn’t suck at best right now he very good back up for very cheap. Lakers could use cheap good players till Kobe gone. With the right coaching he could improve a lot

      • Matt Williams

        Sacre plays like he’s still green. Let him be green somewhere else. If we can’t even have better backups we have a problem.

    • Chrmngblly

      Tyson Chandler, Matt.

      • Matt Williams

        Still under contract isn’t he?

        • Chrmngblly

          Yes. But with Phil putting in the triangle and Fish as the coach, Pau could really help them get started. Phil has a horrible cap problem so he would not be able to just sign Pau outright. So he would need our help to do a sign and trade where we could throw Nash’s contract in to get the numbers close and Phil could send back Chandler and someone else to make the numbers match in the overall trade.

          I think it is possible to do and both teams would benefit. I don’t know how to get the numbers to match for us to get Asik. Who else is there you would even want?

          • Matt Williams

            I just heard of a scenario where we can trade our 7th pick along with Nash for Roy Hibbert. He’s worth $15 millie next season plus he’s unhappy in Indiana from what I heard.

          • Chrmngblly

            I am all for checking that out. I would be very surprised if Indiana would let him go. I thought I was dreaming about getting Stephenson….LOL

  • VillainKing

    Nowiztki and Gasol very good offensive combination for the Mavs but on defense NOOOOOOO!!!!

  • LAL

    How about sign & trade Pau for Carlos Boozer + 2 first rounders from Bulls.Bulls want to clear cap space for Melo and they will get a 7-footer who can contribute instantly while Lakers can use the 2 picks for rebuilding.

    • DDub

      Pau isn’t worth 2 first round picks, if he were, he would have been gone!

      • LAL

        Yes, he is not worth 2 first round picks but Bulls are desperate to get rid of Boozer’s big contract in order to sign Melo. No team is willing to take Boozer except for the Lakers because we have the cap space.

        Boozer’s contract expires in 2015 which is perfect for the Lakers to target Kevin Love via free agency.

        • DDub

          There are no takers for boozer, no one is going to do the bulls a favor and everyone knows If you wait pau is going on the market, so why would I give you 2 good picks when I can wait for him to hit the open market?

          • LAL

            My bad, I forgot that Bulls can still amnesty Boozer. Nonetheless, once they get rid of Boozer, they gonna need a PF and Pau is a perfect replacement.

            Because Bulls can’t use those 2 picks – guaranteed salaries which mean that Bulls can only pay Melo 13M max – I don’t think Melo is going to take that.

          • Bruce

            Speaking of Boozer, after Bulls amnesty him, Lakers can pick him up. He’s still a decent player and he’s still got that nice looking jumper, can be a good addition.

        • J Taylor

          Why help the Bulls sign Melo?
          At the moment, that deal is shaky at best.
          And, while it hasn’t been said, LA is still in the running for Melo.

    • TheTruthKills

      The Bulls know that Pau will be on the open market. If they want him all they have to do is offer him a contract. Plus, they’re going to amnesty Boozer. They can get Pau, get rid of Boozer, and keep their draft picks without even speaking to the Lakers.

  • VillainKing

    Monroe’s defense is better than Pau so let him walk and sign Greg Monroe for the Lakers..

    • J Taylor

      And waive the magic Fairy wand to get the Pistons to let him go?

      • VillainKing

        I think the Pistons will not signing back Monroe..

  • Lucas

    Most id sign Gasol for is 10 million over 2 years

    • Bruce

      He’s looking for his last long term deal, my guess is he’s looking more like
      3 year in the range of $30-35 mil which no way in the world Lakers is going
      to give him that kind of money, so yeah, he’s a goner.

  • LegendInMyMind

    Dallas has that problem. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.

  • LegendInMyMind

    “Lakers need to move on and rebuild with younger players”. What younger players? A two year deal for a guy who’s still one of the top 10 big men in the league is a fair deal. What is there to lose? Whose spot would he be taking? o_O

    • Bruce

      Sometimes, you just have to move on and break up the marriage, it’s for the good for both sides. Gasol is looking for a contender, and money comes next, even though he said it’s secondary, bs, but yeah, even if Lakers wants to resign him, can’t think of a reason why he would.

      • LegendInMyMind

        Chemistry with Kobe, and he likes playing in LA. You don’t simply look for the first exit door from a place you’ve won two championships and elevated your career to that of a borderline hall of famer. He stays in LA, he’ll likely get his jersey retired some day.

  • Bruce

    I think it all depends on who the coach will be, then FO will start rounding out the rest of the roster. If Lionel Hollins became the head coach, one scenario in my opinion would be to resign Jordan Hill, Chris Kaman, play twin tower under Hollins
    defensive schemes, wouldn’t be too bad, or just resign Hill and look for a decent big
    that plays beside him. Then for example if Lakers take Randle at 7, he can develop under Hollins, improve his D, and come off the bench to back up either Hill or whoever.

    • Chrmngblly

      Randle = Boozer

  • e3bonz

    The Mavs are just trying to do what every other team is trying to do in the off season, and that is build a better team. Pau would certainly help, but my preference is he stays in LA.

  • Pinoylakersboy

    Lakers need a coach who know how maximize Pau’s existing skills…not a coach who makes him shoot medium range jumpers….

    • 87OAkCA

      Pau sucks defensively, and there’s no coach who can do anything about that.

  • Gabe

    I can see Rick Carlisle at wits end right now when he sees Pau’s patented “Ole” defense when he hurries his ass out of the way of dribble penetration and makes no attempt to challenge the shot and protect the rim. People are so stuck with what he does offensively, they don’t see he gives it all the way back and then some on the other end. His man either scores a game, career, or season high, and the opposing team scores the most points in the paint they have all season.

    • cj

      pau averaged close to two blocks per game this year he can defend the rim.

      • Jessie

        Rubio averaged more steals per game than Lebron or Tony Allen this year, I guess that makes him an elite defender huh?

        • cj

          never said pau is an elite defender. gabe said pau “hurries his ass out of the way of dribble penetration and makes no attempt to challenge the shot and protect the rim” i was just pointing out the flaw of this post.

      • jeremy

        doesnt matter how many blocks he avg. lakers still allowed so many points in the paint. a place where gasol should be defending. reason why lakers lost so many game because of point in the paint

        • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

          The same was true the year before with Dwight down low. It’s not poor interior defense; it’s poor perimeter defense that is allowing quicker players to get to the paint and move the bigs out of position. Once a guard comes flying down the lane after breezing by Kendall Marshall, Pau has to step up to stop penetration, but no one is able to rotate in time to preven’t Pau’s man from getting a layup. Pau’s not great defensively, and never has been, but he doesn’t have a chance until we improve on the perimeter. KMarsh and Nick Young will not cut it.

          • Chrmngblly

            Folks, if there is no defensive scheme and no accountability, no one can get the job done. I would like to see Pau come back unless we can upgrade. Josh, you are partially right for a change. What center is there that can stop Westbrook or Lillard by himself?

            Last year was all about players auditioning. Now we need to start playing basketball, both ends of the floor, you know? Brooks and Bazemore can both play D—and so can Young if forced to by the right coach. That’s where it begins is with the coach. Truly.

            KM and Nash are both too slow to rely on for on-ball defense, but so is everybody. The Lakers must play team defense. That comes from the coach valuing and teaching D.

          • DKWTTY

            THANK YOU! Finally a smart fan.

        • cj

          the lakers allowed the most fast break points in the nba. that is why they allowed so many points in the paint not because of pau. when the lakers were in a half court set pau played solid defensively. in a slower tempo were they are not getting ran out of the gym pau is still a + defender.

  • Jeff B.

    Rather sign Gortat than re-up Gasol. Gasol is done.

    • J Taylor

      he averaged 16ppg, and 8 rpg last year…
      “Gasol is done?”
      Those numbers still make him a top 10 PF in the league offensively.

      • FullRebuildin2016

        but one the absolute god-awful worst defensively.

      • Chrmngblly

        He is a CENTER.

    • BULL

      done.. never.. that man is still the best skiled center.. he just soft.. but never is he done! I want him back.. just need muscle to help him inside like Vonleh, or Gordon.. Randall would take up a lot of space inside but I like him with Gasol also!

    • Chrmngblly

      Washington will never let Gortat walk. Get real. Would you?

  • TrEvans714

    The delusion is so out of whack here. Some people really think Pau is still capable of playing Defense, and one actually says he can play “Above Avg. D”. Good Lord.

    • Chrmngblly

      There’s always somebody hitting the pipe. But who can we realistically get to replace Pau? Monroe and Gortat are not coming and, at best, are only average schlobo-type centers. Sorry, Gortat lovers.

      Who is even “gettable” besides Pau? There’s 2: Tyson Chandler and Asik.

      Then there’s Bynum. If he would ever do as he’s told, he could send his knees to Pau’s doctor and get the adult stem cell treatment. If he doesn’t, he is over, all washed up, kaput.

  • BULL

    Pau, just come back, we will have help for u this upcoming year..

  • DKWTTY

    I would hate this. I hope it doesn’t happen. Pau puts up 18 and 10 STILL and you all want him gone. The defensive problems are not Pau’s alone. He won 2 rings with us with that so called “horrible” defense. When you have Westbrook and Lillard and others speeding past the likes of Steve Nash and Kendall Marshall you expect Pau to erase those mistakes 20 times a game in an 82 game season? Pau can’t defend his man and the perimeter players man as well! Get better perimeter defense and Pau will be fine defending the paint knocking with other big men! Dwight was the same way until he got to Houston with better perimeter defensive players and even THEY failed once the playoffs started because the likes of Harden started slacking on defense! It’s a TEAM sport people!

    For all of you want him gone you realize there is NO OTHER BIG available that can give us what he can.

  • DDub

    Rt now its about starting over and you don’t hold on to players because they are nice guys, in the eighties they had to say good by to coop, j Wilkes, big game, Norm Nixon, so the time has come when some tough choices will be made. It ain’t personal, its business; if you want to keep winning and from what I’m reading, most of us are LAKERS and we want to win so chill with the iinsults

  • hookedonnews

    It might be good to keep Pau around for another year, but he is not the future of this team. His long-term health is a question, and his defense is almost non-existent. If the Mavericks want him (and I’ve got my doubts about that) and are willing to pay him enough, they may be able to sign him. At any rate he’ll probably be gone in 2 years at most.

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