Lakers GM: Re-signing Pau Gasol is a priority

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday during the team’s exit interviews that re-signing Pau Gasol is a priority. Kupchak on Gasol: “Absolutely he’s a priority. If you look at the free agents, there probably isn’t anyone as good as Pau on the board.” — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 18, 2014 Gasol has said he plans to listen to offers this summer...
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Steve Nash: 'Can't rely on me'

As Steve Nash and Pau Gasol pondered their NBA futures following exit interviews with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, both expressed uncertainty about the months to come. Only their reasoning was vastly different. Nash, under contract with the Lakers for next season for $9.7 million, is sure he will be back in Los Angeles. But after playing just 15 games this season because...
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Pau Gasol: 'This could be my last day, maybe' with the Lakers

Pau Gasol spent his final day ever at the Lakers' training facility on Thursday, yet again. Trade rumors never managed to whisk him off to seemingly every NBA team the last few years. So now Gasol has all the leverage, becoming a free agent in July. "I'll be in charge of my future and my destiny," he said, later adding, "This could be my last day [with the...
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Knicks reportedly will pursue Pau Gasol in free agency

The New York Knicks are expected to target Pau Gasol during the NBA’s free agency period, according to Marc J. Spears from Yahoo! Sports. At this point, the Knicks only have their midlevel exception to offer, which is worth around $3.2 million. Pau Gasol recently said that he would take a pay cut to play for […]The post Knicks To Pursue Pau Gasol In Free Agency appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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Pau Gasol To Receive Interest From Knicks In Free Agency

The New York Knicks will be interested in Pau Gasol in free agency, according to a source. Gasol won two championships under Knicks president Phil Jackson and would not receive anything close to the $19.3 million per year that he made with the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Gasol would have to accept the Knicks' taxpayer's midlevel exception of approximately $3.2 million.
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NBA Rumors: Pau Gasol to chase another championship?

Pau Gasol will be entering unrestricted free agency for the first time in his NBA career, and the 32-year-old has high expectations.Gasol suffered from a series of injuries throughout this past season with the Los Angeles Lakers, though bounced-back from a subpar 2012-13 campaign. The big Spaniard shot 48% from the field, averaged over 17 points and nine rebounds a game for the miserable...
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Pau Gasol Says He Hopes To Play Another Five Years

The soon to be 34-year old Pau Gasol isn’t near done. Pau Gasol: "Hopefully I'll be able to play another good five years. That's my vision" — Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 17, 2014 Gasol’s game is based on skill more than physicality, so there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be able to play another five years. Just don’t expect it to be with the Lakers...
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Lakers’ Kobe Bryant: ‘Next season will be epic’

Kobe Bryant has been focused on his rehabilitation from a fractured knee, and has distanced himself from the Los Angeles Lakers, who just wrapped up their worst season in franchise history. But Bryant plans to be ready to lead the Lakers next season. S*** season. Flush it. Forget it #amnesia Next Season will be epic #blackout #bussfam — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 16, 2014...
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Will Pau Gasol Stay in LA?

At the end of this season, Spanish big man Pau Gasol becomes an unrestricted free agent, meaning he can sign for any team that gives him offer and the Lakers cannot stop him. However, there are a lot of question regarding both Gasol’s and the […] The post Will Pau Gasol Stay in LA? appeared first on The League News.
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Utah Jazz: The NBA Draft Lottery Odds

Right now the Jazz are in fourth place in the NBA Draft order.  Jazz will recall the 2004-2005 season where the Jazz also landed in fourth, and they had a 17.2% chance of sliding to sixth or worse, and they did. Fortunately they were able to con Portland into trading down so they could get Deron Williams. In fourth place, they have a 37.8% shot at moving up, and an additional 9...
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Mitch Kupchak: “There’s great interest in re-signing Pau “

Pau Gasol took the time to stay behind and mingle with the fans at Staples Center on Sunday night after the Los Angeles Lakers’ home finale. After all, it would be the last time the two-time NBA champion would be at Staples as a member of the purple and gold, right? Not so fast. Despite the Lakers regularly shopping the Spaniard in recent years, general manager Mitch Kupchak says...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Season Grade and Analysis

Los Angeles Lakers: Season Grade and Analysis By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content… Record: 25-55- 14th in the West Analysis: Coming into the year with Kobe still rehabbing his Achilles the expectations for the Lakers were tempered but I don’t think anyone expected them to be quite this bad. Pau Gasol was and still is franchise center and it was possible that if the veterans...
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Top five players the Suns should target

The Phoenix Suns have done it. They’ve surpassed all expectations, and are currently clawing their way into what could be an early first-round exit from the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Suns’ fans will probably tell me that I’m crazy, or that I’m being pessimistic, but the likelihood of them knocking off the Spurs in the first round is slim-to-none. As I write this, the Suns sit in...
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D’Antoni Fired Gasol Returns?

Paul Gasol will be a free agent after this season and despite his bumpy road with the Lakers, he may return next year. Gasol won’t get the $19.3 million he made this season, but he will still command a hefty paycheck. “It’s a great position to be in,” Gasol said. “It’s rare. The first time I will ever be in that position.” Gasol doesn’t fit well with coach Mike D’Antoni’s...
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VIDEO: Pau Gasol meets with fans for possibly his last time as a Laker

Image: It seems that Pau Gasol has been a goner for the last three or four years now, but finally, this really could be it. Gasol is still suffering from vertigo and he is therefore done playing this season, though the two-time NBA champion was seated on the bench during the second half of Sunday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies and cheered on his team from the...
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Nick Young speaks out against Lakers tanking

credit: AP For a variety of reasons, the Los Angeles Lakers have suffered through a terrible year. Injuries to key players, namely Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Steve Nash, haven’t helped, and the Lakers find themselves near the bottom of the Western Conference. With a supposedly strong NBA Draft class approaching, there has been plenty of talk about teams tanking in order to get...
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Pau Gasol Officially Ruled Out of Last 3 Games of The Season

Is this the end for Gasol’s tenure with the Lakers? Pau Gasol is officially out for the final 3 games, as doctors think it would be “at least a couple weeks” until he’d be able to play. — Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) April 13, 2014 Gasol has been cleared to fly with the team for the final road trip, so he’ll be there in Utah and San Antonio on the bench. — Mike Trudell...
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OFFICIAL: Pau Gasol won’t play again this season

PHOTO: Well, it’s finally official. Pau Gasol, who is still suffering from vertigo, will miss the Lakers’ final three games of the season, according to Lakers beat reporter, Mike Trudell. While he won’t be playing, Gasol will still accompany the team on their two-game road trip next week to finish up the 2013-14 season. Seeing as Gasol is set to become a free agent...
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Lakers Rumors: Team hoping to re-sign Pau Gasol this summer

Image: Pau Gasol isn’t expected to play again this season as he’s still suffering from the effects of vertigo. This means that the free-agent-to-be may have already played his last game with the purple and gold. However, according to Mitch Lawrence from the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Lakers are hoping to re-sign the two-time NBA champion this summer. Gasol has...
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Steve Nash and Pau Gasol Retirement: What’s next for Lakers?

Although a championship contention may be far-fetched target for the Los Angeles Lakers next season, the retirement of Steve Nash and the departure of Pau Gasol could spell another bad season for the Lakers in 2014-2015, unless they bring in players who could make up for the absence of the team’s two strongmen. Steve Nash is obviously at the twilight of his basketball career,...
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Pau Gasol Wants To Play For Contender

Pau Gasol said that money is a factor in his free agency decision, but his top priority will be to play for a contending team. According to Chris Mannix of “I want to be in a team that is going to be built to win a championship,” Gasol said. “That’s my top priority. Money […]The post Pau Gasol Wants To Play For Contender appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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Potential free agent targets for the Boston Celtics

No doubt the Boston Celtics are rebuilding, big time. But what exactly does this mean? What will the C’s exactly do? Will they seek for trades, try to reshape their roster through the draft or try to find some good fits through the free agency? Let’s examine the latter option and see some potential free agent targets for Danny Ainge and the Celtics.Brad Stevens And Gordon HaywardGordon...
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PHOTO: Pau Gasol Lakers jerseys on sale for half price at LAX

Image: Is Pau Gasol leaving the Los Angeles Lakers this summer? Judging by this 50% off sale at Los Angeles International Airport, the Spaniard is a goner. ESPN reporter Marc Stein posted this photo of a rack of Gasol jerseys at LAX and seemed pretty shocked to see the half price sale. “Laker jerseys half off at LAX,” Stein wrote. “What universe am I departing?”...
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Lakers' Pau Gasol unlikely to play again this season

The Los Angeles Lakers scored 130 points on Tuesday against the Houston Rockets at the Staples Center. The bad news is they gave up 145 for their fifth straight loss. The Lakers are 25-53 on the season, and have nearly sealed a last place finish in the Pacific Division. The Lakers played again without the services of Pau Gasol, who is not likely to play again this season.Howcheng...
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Lakers reportedly leaning towards firing Mike D'Antoni

Tweet The Los Angeles Lakers are wrapping up one of the worst seasons in franchise history, which could lead ot the dismissal of the head coach many fans never bought into in the first place. According to a report from ESPN’s Dave McMcnamin, the Lakers are leaning towards letting head coach Mike D’Antoni go at the season’s end. D’Antoni was hired early in 2012 to replace...
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