MINNEAPOLIS Pau Gasol slept just fine -- and it was the middle of the day.
Friday morning brought with it some renewed non-specific trade speculation surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers power forward, speculation the Spaniard has adeptly learned to tune out.
Yes, he was aware of Friday's gossip -- Houston seems to be the hottest recent destination. No, he didn't let it bother him.
"Twitter, Twitter, Twitter, and then somebody texted me, 'Are you gone? Have they traded you?'" Gasol said. "There were some thank-you tweets for your services, some good luck and all of that. And then all of the people saying, 'Oh no, he's not gone yet.'
"After that I slept for another hour and a half. I'm that kind of guy."
Then Gasol woke up and posted 12 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in Los Angeles' 105-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves -- including a key rejection in the final seconds with the Lakers clinging to a one-point lead.
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