Derrick Rose reportedly wants Bulls to trade for Pau Gasol
Kobe Bryant has asked Lakers management to make a decision on Pau Gasol’s future. If they decide to trade him, Derrick Rose reportedly would welcome him on the Bulls.
Spanish news outlet Marca first reported that Rose would want Gasol in Chicago, saying he thinks Gasol would be able to return to his old form. Sheridan Hoops confirmed that report, saying Rose has told the Bulls privately that he would approve of a Carlos Boozer for Pau Gasol type of swap.
This report could be problematic for both sides. People believe that Pau Gasol’s play has been affected by the trade rumors; it’s easy to understand why he might be distracted. Now, Rose may have to answer questions from Boozer why he would rather play with Pau Gasol.
Once players are mentioned in trade rumors enough, you almost have to get rid of them. We may be headed to that point with Gasol and Boozer.