Man, the trade talks won’t stop regarding Pau and his inability to adjust to Mike D’Antoni’s system. The rumor was that the Raptors were going hard at LA trying to send their garbage over for Pau, but LA isn’t biting. And this is smart, why make a move when you still don’t really understand what you have. We haven’t seen Dwight, Kobe, Nash, Metta and Pau all on the floor, healthy.
And even when they’re all healthy together, it’s going to take some time for them to gel. Nash has to be able to run that offense or at least get the chance to, with the tools they have now.
Here’s what ESPN is reporting on the story:
“The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers’ thinking.
The Toronto Raptors and Minnesota Timberwolves have both recently tried to engage the Lakers in trade discussions for Gasol, sources told ESPN.com, but the Lakers continue to tell teams that call that they will not consider dealing the Spaniard until L.A. can fully assess its roster after the return of injured point guard Steve Nash.” – ESPN