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.com report that the team had offered center Nikola Pekovic and forward Derrick Williams to the Los Angeles Lakers in trade discussions for all-star forward Pau Gasol. The report claimed the Lakers turned down the Wolves’ offer.
“There’s absolutely no truth that we’ve had any discussions with the Los Angeles Lakers,” Kahn said after the Wolves’ shootaround practice Friday, Dec. 7. “The last time we had any discussions with the Lakers was June of last summer. As you can expect, nobody from the outlet that reported the news called to get a confirmation or denial, but that’s par for the course these days. I can assu...