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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
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We all know Steve Nash agreed to join the Lakers via a sign-and-trade deal last summer to give himself a shot at capturing his first NBA title. What may come as somewhat of a surprise is how badly he supposedly wanted to play with Pau Gasol. While I’m sure the prospect of playing alongside future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant was exciting, Nash was reportedly given a guarantee Gasol...
Source: Ignore any and all trade talk about Pau Gasol because the Lakers landed Steve Nash by promising him he would get to play with Gasol. Nash made it a prerequisite for passing on offers from Toronto and the Knicks that Pau would be around, the source said.
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The Lakers went to watch the movie "Lincoln" as a team, and Kobe cracked a funny joke about it.
Pau Gasol will sit out for Tuesday’s game vs. the Rockets because of lingering tendinitis in both of his knees. However, that may not be his biggest problem. Though there is no trade involving Gasol in the works at the moment, according to ESPN, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak has informed Gasol’s representatives that if Pau is unable to adjust to D’Antoni’s system, they will have...
You know the saying “if you don’t use it, you lose it?” Well, the Los Angeles Lakers haven’t been using Pau Gasol lately and not just because the 32-year-old, all-star forward has been ailing through a nasty bout of knee tendinitis. It’s been rough couple of weeks in Lakerland for Gasol, who has seen not [...]The post Morales: Lakers reject initial trade offers for Pau...
Earlier in the week, Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant called out teammate Pau Gasol and said that he needs to “put on his big boy pants.” Needless to say, the entire Lakers team has not played well, and it isn’t just Gasol that has had a hard time adjusting to all the new pieces and [...]
A couple of days ago, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was quoted by media members telling Pau Gasol to put on his "big boy pants".Well, it appears that Gasol and the Lakers forgot their "big boy pants" as they blew a 13-point lead in a loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.During the Houston radio telecast of the game, announcer Craig Ackerman celebrated...
The Lakers certainly have been a lightning rod team of sorts for most of their history, but more so in this past offseason than at any other time in recent memory. Obviously, being dragged into the Dwight Howard saga--and eventually trading for the center-- along with trading for Steve Nash and firing head coach Mike Brown after just five games are just some of the...
From Dwight Howard's missed free throws to folks crying for Pau Gasol to be shipped out of Los Angeles, The Unsportsmanlike Conduct Show is back in full effect.The post Podcast: The Lakers (Literally) Cannot Trade Pau Gasol appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
The Raptors would likely build a trade for Pau Gasol centered around Andrea Bargnani and Jose Calderon.
The Lakers saw the movie "Lincoln" together Thursday evening, a film that elicited mixed reactions from the players.
Tweeted Pau Gasol: "We've watched "Lincoln"! Very good movie! It describes one of the most important moments in the history of the USA. Highly recommended!"
Jordan Hill was not as impressed.
"I fell asleep 8 times," he...
Timberwolves president of basketball operations, David Kahn, debunked ESPN.com’s report earlier this week that the team had offered Minnesota’s Derrick Williams and Nikola Pekovic to the Los Angeles Lakers for forward Pau Gasol at this morning’s shootaround:
According to Ray Richardson, Pioneer Press:
Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn refuted an ESPN...
Tweet Sunday after the Lakers suffered a discouraging loss to the Orlando Magic Kobe Bryant called out Pau Gasol to the media, saying Pau needed to “put his big boy pants on and adjust.” Well that Bryant sound bite gave Houston Rockets announcer Craig Ackerman the material needed to make this comical call after the [...]
Quote of the night goes to Houston Rockets radio voice Craig Ackerman with the epic call at the end of the Rockets’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers. After losing to the Magic, Kobe Bryant said the struggling Pau Gasol needed to “put on his big boy pants”. After giving up a 17 point lead, the Houston Rockets defeated the Lakers and Ackerman proclaimed, “The Lakers...