Originally written on Atlantic Twine  |  Last updated 10/14/14
Nba_may_25_d1c6
Getty Images Take this how you may, but the Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors are rumored to be in trade talks in a move that would send Pau Gasol north of the border for Andrea Bargnani. This may be jumping the gun as the Lakers have been struggling mightily, however not as much as the Toronto Raptors. The rumored trade would send Pau Gasol to Toronto in exchange for Jose Calderón, Bargnani, and a third player. The Minnesota Timberwolves also made contact with the Lakers organization, but ESPN is reporting the Lakers have declined to view any potential packages, and instead are focusing on making the team they currently have work. Sources told ESPNLosAngeles.com that Gasol was not remaining on the Lakers’ bench because of trade talks, but general manager Mitch Kupchak did alert representatives of Gasol that if he was unable to adjust to D’Antoni’s system a trade scenario would be explored. The possibility of dispersing Gasol for a Bargnani who would be more inclined to shoot is what the Raptors hope the Lakers find intriguing. Bargnani would certainly be able to pull his defender out of the paint, theoretically creating more space for center Dwight Howard. All talks with the Lakers have ceased. Follow Frankie on Twitter – @FrankieFrank5 Follow Atlantic Twine on Twitter – @AtlanticTwine Like our Facebook Page – Atlantic Twine on Facebook
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Michigan QB talks about racist messages he receives

Giants dethrone Royals in Game 1 of World Series

Devils winger sends zinger about nasty facial cuts

Wife of Royals pitcher leaves World Series ticket as tip

Report: Chandler Jones to miss a month with hip injury

Lance Briggs left Bears' locker room to avoid the fighting

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Could the Seahawks have gotten more for Percy Harvin?

Five storylines to watch in the 2014 World Series

Favre delays Lambeau return due to Bart Starr’s health

Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

Fan in critical condition after being beaten before Bears game

Ben Roethlisberger rips the media

WATCH: Arkansas St. RB scores improbable touchdown

Royals fans sleeping during Game 1 loss at World Series

Matt Flynn had a blast at Pearl Jam concert

Report: Back injury could end Nathan Horton's career

Report: Ray Rice files grievance against Ravens

UEFA Champions League midway report: Groups E – H

PHOTO: Fans place Manning’s 509 football in Hall of Fame

Jets sign Jeremy Kerley to $16M 4-year extension

10 teams that should try to trade for Yoenis Cespedes

Lego stadiums: turning a childhood hobby into a business

Bayless: Kobe's sexual assault trial gave him 'edge' and 'sizzle'

Blackhawks make leukemia patient's dream come true

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Pitcher's wife leaves generous tip

Nicklaus defends Jameis Winston

NFL players who could be traded by the deadline

Royals fans sleeping during Game 1

Rice files grievance against Ravens

UEFA Champions League midway report

Cowboys release Michael Sam

Bayless: Kobe's sexual assault trial gave him 'edge'

10 teams that should try to trade for Yoenis Cespedes

Five storylines to watch in the 2014 World Series

Ben Roethlisberger rips media

NFL Power Rankings Week 7

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.