I doubt they can do anything without knowing what D12 is going to do...really sucks we're stuck in neutral ...
Lakers listening to trade offers for Pau Gasol during lead up to NBA Draft...
Here come the Pau Gasol trade rumors once again…
According to Sam Amico from Fox Sports Ohio, the Los Angeles Lakers have been taking calls from fellow NBA teams who are interested in acquiring Gasol in the lead up to Thursday’s draft:
With power forward Pau Gasol on the trading block, the Los Angeles Lakers are another team that has been fielding plenty of calls leading up to the draft. It should be noted the Cavs are said to have no interest in a Gasol deal.
This has become a bi-annual thing for Gasol now, who sees his name involved in rumors before the trade deadline during the season and especially before the NBA Draft each year.
In the past, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been interested in Pau as they apparently like the idea of teaming Gasol with his Spanish national squad teammate, Ricky Rubio, while playing in Rick Adelman‘s almost triangle-like system.
The Toronto Raptors were another team who emerged as a possible suitor for Gasol during the 2012-13 season, though they’d likely have to do better than a package that includes Andrea Bargnani who is injury prone and doesn’t have the most desirable contract.
However, the Lakers may just choose to hold onto Gasol, especially as they currently don’t know what Dwight Howard will do during free agency this July. If Howard leaves, the Lakers would likely need Gasol to play center and be a second option on offense.