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Pau Gasol is in the final year of his contract with the Lakers and his future is not so set in stone.
Gasol of course is a free agent next summer, and even though he’s spent the better part of three trying not to get traded, he won’t sacrifice his money to stay with the Lakers either.
According to the LA Daily News, Gasol probably won’t take a pay cut to stay with the Lakers.
In the interest of the Lakers maximizing their financial flexibility, would Gasol accept taking a significant paycut?
“Probably not,” he said. “You have to explore your options, but I would like to continue to play for the Lakers and maybe finish my career here. But you have to see the cards on the table.”
The 35 year old Gasol has the credentials to bet on himself. He may not have high value to the Lakers, but Yahoo Sports thinks that if Gasol enters the market, he’ll be flush with offers.
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Los Angeles Lakers power forward Pau Gasol is in his third year of a $60 million contract that he signed back in 2009. Gasol is expected to make around $19.3 this season for the Lakers. Injuries cost Gasol some playing time last year.
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Pau Gasol will make $19.3 million in the final season of his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers and he hopes to remain with the franchise.
“If I perform well, am reliable and put up a great season, then I’m sure the Lakers will have interest in extending me maybe before the season is over,” Gasol said. “We’ll see if there’s interest or not. Then we’ll go from there...
Pau Gasol said he wouldn’t take a pay cut to re-sign with the Lakers in the off-season, and it looks like he might not have to.
Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio is reporting that the Lakers “may try to trade center Pau Gasol before the regular season starts for a young point guard that can replace the declining Steve Nash.”
• One Eastern Conference executive told FOX Sports...
Los Angeles, CA - The Los Angeles Lakers will have a decision to make following the 2013 NBA season. Pau Gasol is in the final year of his contract and will be making $19.3 million this year. According to recent reports, Pau Gasol doesn’t intend to take much of a pay cut to remain with […]
Pau Gasol is entering the final season of his three-year, $60 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. If he hits free agency following the 2013-2014 season, he will be doing so as a 34-year-old veteran who has recently battled knee problems. If Gasol and Kobe Bryant — whose contract is also set to expire […]
According to Sam Amico from FOX Sports, the Los Angeles Lakers are looking to make a massive trade before the end of preseason. Rumors claim that Pau Gasol may be on his way out. Sam Amico, FOX Sports:One Eastern Conference executive told FOX Sports Ohio he’s heard from the Lakers recently, and word around the […]
Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol is entering the final year of his contract and is due to make $19.3 million this season. The Lakers are expected to make moves this summer in free agency, but Gasol isn’t willing to take a significant pay cut in 2014 to stay with the team. Gasol spoke with Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News about his future.
The Lakers only have two players under guaranteed contracts for next season in Steve Nash and Robert Sacre and just a little more than $10 million in total salary committed.
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