I think we will land Pau Gasol in a trade this season not that I'm thrilled to get him but I believe we will get him at the deadline. I'm not sure what we will be sending out but probably a combination of Williams and others.
on Gasol... why? is he gonna turn our season around this year? is he better than pek for next year? 20+mill for pau... pek would not get that much in a new deal... and biggest of all why do you want another often injured player?
on the Love/Howard/Lopez deal. yuck. give me Denver and/or Portland as Klove trade partners. something creative with us getting Batum or Gallo + Faried + Mathews or Chandler. id rather have a deep bench of guys who can play 2-4 than a Meh Center (Lopez) in a League that is so Perimeter oriented.
I'm not saying I want him I just think that is the move we most likely make. I don't see Pekovic around next year he is going to get offered a large contract in the offseason we can match but do we match what the pacers did to keep Hibbert or let him go like the Bulls did with Asik.
id give pek asik money easy. hibbert money is just stupid. anyone who offers pek a max deal is stupid. you dont give max money to a unmarketable player with big holes in his game who is only good for 25-30 min a game and can be exploited in end game situations.
Lakers dont bone the other teams involved, so it wont happen. In other words, if they dont get the best/most valuable player in the deal, they dont partake in the trade.
Unless THIS TIME, the lakers are against the wall, have let his value slip too much, and even worse if he is in a lakers jersey at the end of THIS WEEK he may ( his agent has actually called an appointment with kutchap) go out in the media and Publicly ask for a trade ( he has taken enoiugh b. **** and its angry now), wich will make the trade value even lower for lakers.
The proposed deal by this dude looks "fine" for everyone involved.
MKG looks like an interesting prospect.
And believe it or not , pau can still play if he plays center.
Why would we not move Pek,Williams,fillers,picks for Howard? Love Rubio howard sound good! Then Klove can still be the soft 3 point shooter he wishes to be. Only partial to this, we may lose pek next year anyways. Then the lakers can overpay him.