Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/10/14
MINNEAPOLIS Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn made a rare speaking appearance at shootaround Friday morning, his intent being to quash trade rumors involving a reported deal that would send Nikola Pekovic and Derrick Williams to the Los Angeles Lakers for Pau Gasol. Reports of the deal, Kahn said, are completely false.Since almost the moment that Mike D'Antoni took the coaching reins in Los Angeles, trade scenarios have been swirling around the Lakers' big man, Gasol, who has had trouble adjusting to his team's new system. But regardless of whether the Lakers are indeed shopping the Spaniard, Kahn said that the Timberwolves have not been in talks with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and company since June.Kahn stressed that he was not upset that the trade rumors were printed, but he was annoyed that no one from the outlets that reported the supposedly coalescing deal called the team for confirmation. It seemed, in fact, that Kahn was more irked by the ...
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