NBA Rumors: Could be the end for Lakers and Pau Gasol

The Los Angeles Lakers are going to have a busy off season. The Lakers only have a few players on the roster for next season. The veteran Pau Gasol may not be one of those players that has Lakers across his chest for the 2014-2015 NBA season. The seven year Laker will be testing the free agent market and is expected to have many teams looking to acquire his services. This off season...
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Could Lakers Stand Relatively Pat?

The Los Angeles Lakers held their end of season press conferences today, far earlier in the year than they’re accustomed to due to the fact that they are lottery bound for just the third time since 1994. After a 27-55 campaign, major shakeups are being anticipated, but Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak made it seem like there could be more similarities than differences next...
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Lakers only received second round trade offers for Pau Gasol

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jim Buss was apparently more than okay with trading longtime power forward Pau Gasol, but general manager Mitch Kupchack, not so much. Part of that was likely due to the fact that the Lakers never received anything more than a second round draft pick offer for Gasol when the team made him available for trade. Buss was fine with trading him, Kupchak...
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Lakers Rumors: Knicks, Phil Jackson to pursue Pau Gasol this summer?

Could two prominent figures from the Los Angeles Lakers franchise leave the West Coast within a couple of months of each other and land in the Empire State? Somehow, could Pau Gasol and Phil Jackson reunite in the Big Apple? According to Marc J. Spears from Yahoo Sports, it’s possible. When Spears asked Gasol whether he’d be interested in joining Phil Jackson’s New York Knicks...
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Kupchak Favored Keeping Gasol At Deadline

Jim Buss was more in favor of trading away Pau Gasol at the trade deadline than Mitch Kupchak. The Los Angeles Lakers were never offered more than a second round pick for Gasol. The Lakers decided not to trade away the expiring $19.3 million contract of Gasol for such a small return. "Mitch wins a lot more of these battles than people imagine," said an agent who asked not...
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Lakers Rumors: Team were never offered more than second-round pick for Pau Gasol at trade deadline

PHOTO: Many fans of the Los Angeles Lakers were confused when the purple and gold didn’t deal Pau Gasol before February’s trade deadline. This would likely be the last time the Lakers would have a chance to cash in on the Spaniard’s value, so why wouldn’t they move him for a first-round pick or young talent? Well, it turns out that the Lakers weren’t being offered...
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Thunder-Grizzlies Postseason Match-Up Marks The 3rd Meeting In 4 Years

Is anyone really surprised that these two teams will butt heads in yet another playoff series? This marks the 3rd time in a 4-year span that these two teams will square off. It’s almost as if these two teams are linked. Banner celebrating the Thunder’s 4th consecutive Northwest Division Championship. 2011 was the first meeting. It was the second trip to the playoffs for the...
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Predicting Where the Top 2014 NBA Free Agents Will Sign this Summer

Predicting Where the Top 2014 NBA Free Agents Will Sign this Summer As the NBA regular season closes, the NBA playoffs start and the offseason nears. While some players are too busy trying to win the title, there are those who are starting to get busy shopping around for new homes and contracts.Here are the top 2014 NBA free agents and where we think they're headed to:Pau...
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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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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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