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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Lakers reportedly ‘committed’ to trading Pau Gasol

Possibly more bad news for Pau Gasol‘s future with the Lakers. With the incessant trade chatter surrounding L.A.’s favorite scapegoat far from relenting, Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News drops this interesting little tidbit about Gasol’s potentially impending departure:

The Lakers are committed to moving Pau Gasol — the fall guy for their second-round ouster against the Thunder and previous playoff failures — even if they have to take back less talent. As long as [owner Michael] Heisley retains the Grizzlies, Memphis will always have interest. Heisley has always wanted to bring Gasol back, pairing him with his brother, Marc.

If the Grizzlies would indeed be the Lakers’ trading partner in a Gasol swap, it should be interesting to see if the Lakers try to make a play for Rudy Gay, whom the Grizzles have been rumored as willing to part with in a cap-saving move.

But for now, if it wasn’t already, it’s pretty clear how badly the Lakers are unsatisfied with Pau if they’re openly willing to receive less in return just to have him off their hands. Or should we be saying how badly Kobe is unsatisfied?

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