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Video: Pau Gasol Expresses Desire To Stay With Lakers After 2013-14

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With a lot of cap space for next off-season, the Los Angeles Lakers used this past summer to sign players to just one -year contracts, affording them the luxury of potentially pursuing max-contract players for the 2014-15 season.

The likes of Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and even Kobe Bryant will be free agents as general manager Mitch Kupchak has a chance to bring the next superstar to LA. However, the Lakers will have another key free agent: forward/center Pau Gasol. Gasol is set to become an unrestricted free agent at season’s end and has been coy about his thoughts about it.

Emotional and sensitive to countless trade rumors the past few seasons, Gasol, like Bryant, is expected to take a pay-cut as the 33-year-old is due to make $19.2 million this season.

Talking to Marc. J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, Gasol reiterated his desire to remain with the franchise that he’s won two NBA championships with as the Lakers will have tough decisions to make next off-season.

Here’s the interview with Gasol:

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  • Matt Williams

    I’d rather Pau finish his career with the Lakers. He’s been loyal to this franchise since he got there. He should have his jersey up there on the same night as Kobe.

    • James Lee

      You should be the voice of all true Laker fans, agree completely.

  • Daryl Peek

    I love Pau but I said last season I’d rather the team look at getting Spencer Hawes in a trade or go after him next season as he’s in the last year of his contract. A few people in here doubted my scouting on Hawes. *looking*

    Hawes is straight on fire this season! His numbers are unreal!!

    62% FG, 50% 3pt, 67% FT, 20 pts, 11.5 reb, 3.5 assist, .5 blk

    If he keeps this up his price tag will be much higher and Philly might not be looking to let him go now.

    • James Lee

      Yeah people said the same thing about Boozer before Chicago. big fish small pond.

      It’s guys like Pau Gasol that represent the everlasting essence of being a Laker, you play too much fantasy basketball, it’s only 3 games in plus he has no back up. Imagine if Pau Gasol didn’t have Kaman or Hill backing him up, so your scouting is flawed.

      • Daryl Peek

        I’ve defended Gasol more than anyone on this site. Pau is the reason Kobe has five. Pau still has plenty left in the tank. I’d love for him to stay on. I’d love it even more if the team could get Hawes and Keep Gasol. Will Hawes keep up the current pace? I doubt it but given his age, skill set and career improvement track record, he’d be a perfect fit for the style of play the FO has committed to in D’Antoni. This is the main reason I brought his name up. It’s not to run Pau out of town. If you’ve been on this site over the last three years you’d know how much I defend Gasol doubters.

        Now as for your Boozer reference. The Bulls have been deep in the playoff mix every year he’s been there. His numbers are consistent to who he is as a basketball player, a double, double machine. Fantasy basketball is one of the things I least take interest in. I want this team to grow as is first a foremost but change is coming. The FO will have to make a move by the trade deadline to avoid the repeat offender luxury tax. Who gets moved, who knows?

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Yeah i would like to see him stay.

  • locusten

    Pau is a true Laker!!

  • Leon

    Kobe is going to get a “paycut” to around 20mil from his 30mil this year. Pau isn’t going to stay for chump change and will probably want 15mil or so. That would be 35mil tied up to those 2 for the next couple of years, thus pushing further and further back any chance to reload for the next decade. At some point, they-and fans-will have to learn to let go and move forward. You keep sticking to the past which has run it’s course and you will go nowhere. Kobe will be re-signed which I get given he’s the face of the Lakers right now, but to tack on to that another 2-3yrs of money to Pau Gasol on his last legs will probably keep the team from getting Kevin Love or Lamarcus Aldridge, and whomever. Sign Kobe to a 2yr extension tops and I say let Pau go unless he really comes in at a bargain.

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