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The Los Angeles Lakers have been weighing their options with center Pau Gasol, and are unsure if they should keep the four-time All-Star for the rest of the season to maintain his Bird rights, or trade him before Thursday’s deadline, reports Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com. The Lakers have been one of the more active teams in advance of Thursday’s deadline as they gauge the market for Gasol and veterans such as Jordan Hill, Chris Kaman and Steve Blake. With their record at 18-35 heading into Wednesday’s game against the Houston Rockets, it makes little sense to pay luxury taxes and be in line to pay the more punitive repeater taxes in the future. However, sources said the Lakers have remained resolute in every trade discussion not to trade Gasol without acquiring an asset in return, and that there is a growing sentiment within the organization that it could be more valuable to hold on to Gasol and his Bird rights as he becomes a free agent and the organization has substantial room under the salary cap for the first time in years. The Lakers have stayed in contact with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns, two teams that had earlier shown interest in Gasol. The Charlotte Bobcats have also been in contact with the Lakers front office about Gasol. The post Lakers ponder what to do with Pau Gasol appeared first on Sports Glory.
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The Los Angeles Lakers have some big decisions to make before now and Thursday’s trade deadline.
It appears the purple and gold have been shopping Pau Gasol around the league in order to gauge his trade value, with the Lakers being linked to the Charlotte Bobcats and Minnesota Timberwolves in recent days.
However, according to ESPN Los Angeles’ Ramona Shelburne, the Lakers have...
It has been a busy few months on the NBA’s rumor mill, and on Thursday, it will come to a climax. That’s when the clock strikes on the league’s trade deadline, and the final roster arrangements for the league’s playoff contenders—as well as arrangements for those teams that have given up on postseason hopes—will be set.
Around the league, executives are expecting an...
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It’s funny how you spend all those early years both wanting to look (and be) older, and then all of a sudden you want everyone to think you’re younger than you actually are.
That was the case this weekend when a waitress apparently asked the 40-year-old Steve Nash for his ID when he was presumedly ordering a drink in a bar.
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The Black Mamba isn’t ready to make a return to the court just yet.
It was thought that Kobe Bryant would be examined by Lakers doctors today, though the five-time NBA champion is still experiencing pain and swelling in his fractured left knee, meaning his return date is still unclear.
Bryant will not have an MRI scan in the immediate future, according to the...
There was one presence at NBA All-Star Weekend that was missing from the West lineup and from the lineup of the league's greatest stars. He was there, but hardly himself and hardly what fans want to see him as -- much less what he wants to see himself as.
Kobe Bryant was everywhere at All-Star Weekend except the court for the All-Star Game. Bryant is coming back from the torn...
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Over the last few years, Los Angeles Lakers‘ power forward Pau Gasol has been at the center of trade rumors.
Although it doesn’t look like the Lakers are going to move Gasol (and star guard Kobe Bryant doesn’t want them to deal Gasol), several teams, including the Charlotte Bobcats, have inquired about his availability.
Gasol wants to stay in Los Angeles and just wants to...
The Los Angeles Lakers’ injury woes will let up a little (and I really do mean little) tonight.
Jodie Meeks will make his return to the lineup after missing five games. The sharp-shooter sprained his ankle back on February 4 in a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Pau Gasol practiced on Tuesday and is expected to be listed as “questionable” for tonight’s game. The Spaniard...
It was interesting for me yesterday as I watched the all-star game and took in the festivities, to see what the game was like without Kobe Bryant on the court. Perhaps in some weird way I was just trying to see how it would be when Kobe finally does call it quits and I have to be honest. The game was different without him. Can’t put my finger on what exactly it was, but overall...
The Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers are in discussions on a trade involving Chris Kaman.
The Lakers have been searching for a trade of Kaman to get under the luxury tax.
Hopefully somebody told Kobe Bryant that this trade was happening before it went down, but from the looks of his latest Tweet it doesn’t seem that way. The Black Mamba took to Twitter to express how ‘not cool’ it is to have Steve Blake gone from the Lakers.
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There you have it. 3 PM has come and gone and the 2014 NBA trade deadline is now in the past. Though rumors swirled all week around big names such as Pau Gasol, Rajon Rondo, Kevin Love, and Luol Deng, but it’s now clear that they’ll all be staying put.
While we didn’t see the blockbuster trade this time around, a plethora of smaller deals went down, including one that will...
The Lakers made it pretty clear that they are rebuilding and aiming for the best draft pick possible when they traded Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks. Blake wasn’t with the Lakers long enough to really become a total fan favorite, but his departure didn’t sit […]
Kobe Bryant took to Twitter to voice his frustrations over the Lakers' trade of Steve Blake to Golden State.
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The teams meet...