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RUMORS: Are The Lakers Looking To Trade Power Forward Pau Gasol

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Pau GasolSteve Nash’s stint with the Lakers has been riddled with injuries. He broke his fibula in the second game of the season last year and finished the year with hamstring issues. This year, Nash is already dealing with lingering ankle problems — which could mean problems for the Lakers if he isn’t able to go for long stretches at a time.

Enter Pau Gasol, the Lakers talented big man who has been rumored to be traded for years, and with an expiring contract, that will see $19 million come off the books at the end of this year, he could be the Lakers best trade bait.

According to Fox Sports Sam Amico, the Lakers could be looking to move Gasol for a young, scoring point guard.

Many NBA talent-evaluators feel as if Steve Nash is no longer capable of playing at a high level for more than 15-20 minutes game. The Lakers, it is believed, are on the lookout for a younger point guard who’s a more potent scorer. But as everyone who deals in the trade market will tell you, that won’t be so easy to obtain.

As of right now, you can take those rumors with a grain of salt for a few reasons, but mainly because the Lakers haven’t ben looking to add players with contracts that extend through this season. Even if the Lakers can find a trade partner for a point guard who fits what they’re reportedly looking for, that point guard likely won’t make nearly what Gasol is making, and the Lakers will have to take on other players.

There weren’t any sources named in the report, and there isn’t any evidence that the Lakers will be willing to part with Gasol so early in the season — especially considering how well he and Chris Kaman have played together in preseason. This doesn’t look like something that has legs, but with the Lakers, trade rumors are always something you should keep an eye on.

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  • lakers_824

    ARE U FKIN KIDDING ME????????

  • jeremy

    so are there trade rumors, or just a random story saying there could be a trade talks down the line. even though there no facts lakers are looking to trade pau

  • C*HarrisTHEboss

    Worthless article.

  • Costnerity

    By sources you mean something you thought up in the middle of a slow day at work?

  • Paytc

    I personally believe it was the constant trade rumors, as much as his health issues, that cause Pau to not perform at a high level most of last season. How about letting the trade rumors you create just for publicity rest, so we get a focused and committed Gasol this season.

    I do agree with the Lakers needing a young elite point guard .

    Go Lakers !

  • Daryl Peek

    Rumors will continue to swirl all season. Who cares! GO LAKERS

  • Marty Susman

    They can also send Nash to the Heat for a 1st round protected 14 the Heat got from the 76′s

  • vdogg

    the lakers DO need a young PG, but let’s wait until the offseason. i can see kyrie irving wearing the purple and gold next year.

    • Paytc

      Yeah ! At this point we need focus and commitments,not excuses and distractions.
      I think adding Farmar will help. Two healthy and capable PG would secure the position for now at least. Go Lakers !

  • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

    He is in the last year of his contract and he is the most attractive trade piece… so people are going to inquire and speculate… nothing new here and nothing to be surprised about.

  • hookedonnews

    It’s a bit early to be putting forth these scenarios. Doubt that there’s anything to it.

  • $avageA$$asin

    GOOD!
    I LOVE PAU BUT WE NEED A YOUNG GUY!

  • useless

    “According to Fox Sports Sam Amico, the Lakers could be looking to move Gasol for a young, scoring point guard.”

    Oh you mean ramon sessions?

  • useless

    “but mainly because the Lakers haven’t ben looking to add players with contracts that extend through this season. ”

    You mean “Been”… shit punctuation from a shitty writer.

  • Lakers4Ever

    LOL, just more of the “business” (saber-rattling) of the NBA ["product"]!!!!!

  • Ralphizm

    Can we trade him for a real head coach and get rid of the embarrassment that is D’Antoni already?

  • Omar

    Hm if they want a legit PG to trade for, trade for Eric Bledsoe. He’s young, fast, athletic, can defend. The Suns have Dragic and Bledsoe so Pau can go to PHX and play with Dragic. Not saying they should trade Pau but if they do then look for someone worth his talent.

  • ad0533

    Not sure about everyone else but I would love to see gasol retire a laker. I was onboard for trading him in various scenarios the past few seasons but I think he has earned his place in laker history. His trade really kick started the Lakers back to prominence post Shaq and brought us some exciting winning basketball. Hopefully they can work a good (bargain) deal with him after this season over the next 2-3 so he can retire a laker.

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