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According to a source, Lakers point guard, Steve Nash, was promised by LA’s brass that they wouldn’t trade their seven-foot power forward, Pau Gasol per Ric Bucher. The prospect of pairing Nash with Gasol was probably one of the biggest factors when Nash chose the Lakers over teams like the Knicks. Pau is a player who thrives in the pick-n-roll and Nash is the type of point guard who get’s his rocks in the passing game. Of course, all of this took place before the Lakers acquired Dwight Howard, who happens to be the leagues best pound-for-pound pick-n-roll finisher, so perhaps the prospect of trading Gasol won’t really phase Nash if it is to better Mike D’Antoni’s system. Gasol doesn’t seem to mesh with D’Antoni’s high-speed offense and speculations of whether Pau is even hurt or not right now have lit the web on fire. Gasol was benched during the 4th quarter Lakers’ loss to the Orlando Magic last Sunday and continues to look lost in this new system. The real deal breaker in a Gasol deal could present itself if it would cause tension between Nash and the Lakers. Although, that’s not to say the Lakers wouldn’t entertain a trade despite Nash not approving. But Nash’s preference could play a role if LA is indeed looking to deal the two-time NBA champion. The post Steve Nash was promised Lakers wouldn’t trade Pau Gasol? appeared first on Pass The Pill.
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We all know Steve Nash agreed to join the Lakers via a sign-and-trade deal last summer to give himself a shot at capturing his first NBA title. What may come as somewhat of a surprise is how badly he supposedly wanted to play with Pau Gasol. While I’m sure the prospect of playing alongside future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant was exciting, Nash was reportedly given a guarantee Gasol...
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The Lakers went to watch the movie "Lincoln" as a team, and Kobe cracked a funny joke about it.
Pau Gasol will sit out for Tuesday’s game vs. the Rockets because of lingering tendinitis in both of his knees. However, that may not be his biggest problem. Though there is no trade involving Gasol in the works at the moment, according to ESPN, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak has informed Gasol’s representatives that if Pau is unable to adjust to D’Antoni’s system, they will have...
Earlier in the week, Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant called out teammate Pau Gasol and said that he needs to “put on his big boy pants.” Needless to say, the entire Lakers team has not played well, and it isn’t just Gasol that has had a hard time adjusting to all the new pieces and [...]
You know the saying “if you don’t use it, you lose it?” Well, the Los Angeles Lakers haven’t been using Pau Gasol lately and not just because the 32-year-old, all-star forward has been ailing through a nasty bout of knee tendinitis. It’s been rough couple of weeks in Lakerland for Gasol, who has seen not [...]The post Morales: Lakers reject initial trade offers for Pau...
A couple of days ago, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was quoted by media members telling Pau Gasol to put on his "big boy pants".Well, it appears that Gasol and the Lakers forgot their "big boy pants" as they blew a 13-point lead in a loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.During the Houston radio telecast of the game, announcer Craig Ackerman celebrated...
The Lakers certainly have been a lightning rod team of sorts for most of their history, but more so in this past offseason than at any other time in recent memory. Obviously, being dragged into the Dwight Howard saga--and eventually trading for the center-- along with trading for Steve Nash and firing head coach Mike Brown after just five games are just some of the...
The Raptors would likely build a trade for Pau Gasol centered around Andrea Bargnani and Jose Calderon.
From Dwight Howard's missed free throws to folks crying for Pau Gasol to be shipped out of Los Angeles, The Unsportsmanlike Conduct Show is back in full effect.The post Podcast: The Lakers (Literally) Cannot Trade Pau Gasol appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
The Lakers saw the movie "Lincoln" together Thursday evening, a film that elicited mixed reactions from the players.
Tweeted Pau Gasol: "We've watched "Lincoln"! Very good movie! It describes one of the most important moments in the history of the USA. Highly recommended!"
Jordan Hill was not as impressed.
"I fell asleep 8 times," he...
Timberwolves president of basketball operations, David Kahn, debunked ESPN.com’s report earlier this week that the team had offered Minnesota’s Derrick Williams and Nikola Pekovic to the Los Angeles Lakers for forward Pau Gasol at this morning’s shootaround:
According to Ray Richardson, Pioneer Press:
Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn refuted an ESPN...
Quote of the night goes to Houston Rockets radio voice Craig Ackerman with the epic call at the end of the Rockets’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers. After losing to the Magic, Kobe Bryant said the struggling Pau Gasol needed to “put on his big boy pants”. After giving up a 17 point lead, the Houston Rockets defeated the Lakers and Ackerman proclaimed, “The Lakers...
Tweet Sunday after the Lakers suffered a discouraging loss to the Orlando Magic Kobe Bryant called out Pau Gasol to the media, saying Pau needed to “put his big boy pants on and adjust.” Well that Bryant sound bite gave Houston Rockets announcer Craig Ackerman the material needed to make this comical call after the [...]