Found January 25, 2013 on
With how disappointing the Lakers season has been so far, talks continue to swirl about trade possibilities as their playoff hopes continue to fade. Sitting at 17-25, the Lakers are in contention for the worst record in the Western Conference. A slap in the face for many who assumed this team had championship aspirations.
Pau Gasol’s name has come up numerous times in trade talks. So much so that according to Yahoo! Sports, the Lakers big man reportedly expects to be traded at some point this season.
Nevertheless, D’Antoni has marginalized Gasol, leaving him livid and privately expecting to be traded before the February deadline for an athletic forward who fits his coaching designs. Buss believed that Nash had been neutralized in the Princeton offense, sources say, and that he would never flourish with the changes – blessed by the organization over the summer, by the way – that Brown implemented for the season.
It will be interesting to see what the Lakers front office decides to do as the trade deadline nears. Given Gasol’s poor play, one has to think his trade value has significantly diminished.
We’ll have to see if the team thinks they can get a fair offer.
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The Lakers are having a poor season, and they could decide to blow up the team. Apparently Pau Gasol is keeping that in mind.
Pau Gasol has been largely marginalized under Mike D'Antoni and is currently coming off the bench.
Nevertheless, D’Antoni has marginalized Gasol, leaving him livid and privately expecting to be traded before the February deadline for an athletic forward who fits his coaching designs. Buss believed that Nash had been neutralized in the Princeton offense, sources say, and that he would never flourish with the changes – blessed by the organization over the summer, by the way...
So it’s premature, to me, to throw Pierce’s name up there with Rudy Gay and Pau Gasol on the list of high-profile names available this trade season, even though we’ve heard more than one rival team speculate — given that the Celtics and Grizzlies, sources say, have indeed held some exploratory trade talks since Gay hit the market — that a three-way deal where Pierce lands...
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Dwight Howard said that he was sick of negativity surrounding the Lakers during their disappointing losing season. They won their first game after he made his comments.
Kobe Bryant is an accomplished scorer, averaging 28.9 points per game this season, but his teammates seem to respond better when he's passing the ball around. "I tried to make a real concerted effort to force the game upon my teammates a little bit and just have them
Former Denver Nugget, Rudy Fernandez, who now plays for Real Madrid, recently defended friend and Olympic teammate Pau Gasol, claiming Mike D’Antoni doesn’t understand him.
Rudy Fernandez: “Pau has proved he’s one of the best big men in the world and if you pass the ball to him in the paint, he’s going to do something good for sure, but D’Antoni doesn’t understand it...
Teams maybe interested in acquiring Dwight Howard, but the Los Angeles Lakers continue to say they aren't ready to give up the All-Star, and hope to sign him to a new contract when he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard re-aggravated the torn labrum in his right shoulder in the first half of the Lakers' game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. Howard will have the shoulder
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Image Credit: Getty ImagesAccording to ESPN.com, Lakers’ General Manager Mitch Kupchak believes head coach Mike D’Antoni is not the problem for this season’s debacle.Sorry Kupchak, you’re wrong.After a 12-20 start to his tenure in Los Angeles, it has become quite clear that hiring Mike D’Antoni was an undeniable mistake. The Lakers are currently riding a 4-game losing streak...
The Lakers returned to Staples Center tonight and got their first victory in five games, beating the Utah Jazz 102-84. Kobe Bryant ended the game with 14 points, 9 rebounds, and 14 assists, one shy of his career high.Photo Credit: The Associated PressThe Lakers looked to get to a good start following their fourth straight defeat on Wednesday in Memphis. They started the game on a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Metta World Peace hit five 3-pointers on his way to scoring 17 points and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Utah Jazz 102-84 on Friday night, snapping a four-game skid.
Dwight Howard had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Steve Nash scored 15 and Pau Gasol added 15 points off the bench. Kobe Bryant had 14 points, a season-high 14 assists...