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GoBullsGo
01-27-2014, 08:26 PM
Gasol could be on the move this offseason and I think he has to consider OKC. The thought of him pairing up with his countryman Ibaka has to be enticing along with the fact that that team is so young. If he regresses he can move to the bench at some point with the development of Steven Adams and a roster that still includes Perkins and Collison. How much can OKC offer him? Probably not more than the midlevel but at this point I think it's his best choice. Curious on hearing your thoughts.


C - Pau Gasol / Kendrick Perkins / Steven Adams
F - Serge Ibaka / Nick Collison /
F - Kevin Durant /
G - Thabo Sefelosha / Jeremy Lamb
G - Russell Westbrook / Reggie Jackson / Derek Fisher

That's a lethal team. Add some veteran guys like Richard Jefferson and Kirk Hinrich and that team is set.

SPURSFAN1
01-27-2014, 08:32 PM
OKC can't afford Gasol. That's why they traded harden. They are a small market.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
01-27-2014, 08:32 PM
20/10/3 center to OKC...game over for everyone else

LJEATON26
01-27-2014, 08:33 PM
Couldn't happen financially unless thunder gives up durant or westbrook + perkins. Definitely not going to happen.

TrueFan420
01-27-2014, 08:34 PM
He'd have to go there for the minimum. Could see him end up with OKC, Miami, SAS, Memphis (reunite with his bro and former team).

TrueFan420
01-27-2014, 08:35 PM
OKC can't afford Gasol. That's why they traded harden. They are a small market.


Couldn't happen financially unless thunder gives up durant or westbrook + perkins. Definitely not going to happen.
He could go there for the minimum or part of the mid level exception.

TrueFan420
01-27-2014, 08:36 PM
20/10/3 center to OKC...game over for everyone else

He isn't that same player anymore

GoBullsGo
01-27-2014, 08:37 PM
Harden is overrated. I'm happy with the way Reggie Jackson and Jeremy Lamb are developing for them and hopefully those two will stick around. At some point they will have to go over the tax. It has nothing to do with the small market city, it's about how much the owner is willing to spend. If I'm Gasol, I go for the mini-midlevel maybe if they can get rid of Perkins or even the minimum. I'm thinking championship.

YoungOne
01-27-2014, 08:39 PM
if he is willing to take the MLE (if okc has it still available)

LJEATON26
01-27-2014, 08:44 PM
He could go there for the minimum or part of the mid level exception.

NM I didn't read the full post. I was talking about thunder trading for him this season. I'll take him next year though. We can amnesty perkins and not resign sefolosha

GoBullsGo
01-27-2014, 08:50 PM
NM I didn't read the full post. I was talking about thunder trading for him this season. I'll take him next year though. We can amnesty perkins and not resign sefolosha

C - Pau Gasol / Steven Adams
F - Serge Ibaka / Nick Collison /
F - Kevin Durant /
G - / Jeremy Lamb
G - Russell Westbrook / Reggie Jackson / Derek Fisher

That could work, although I value Sefelosha greatly. I was his biggest fan when he was here in Chicago and I always thought we should've kept him. But he's a defender who can be replaced with guys like Keith Bogans and Richard Jefferson. Then go out and grab a veteran big for the min.

TrueFan420
01-27-2014, 08:52 PM
NM I didn't read the full post. I was talking about thunder trading for him this season. I'll take him next year though. We can amnesty perkins and not resign sefolosha

Dude he said it in the first sentence... Gasol could be on the move this offseason. Why bother posting if you're not going to read what you're posting about.

douglas
01-27-2014, 08:59 PM
I think Pau Gasol would make a good team because he has a good mid-range jump shot. He almost always makes the mid-range jump shot, but not always.

GoBullsGo
01-27-2014, 09:04 PM
I think Pau Gasol would make a good team because he has a good mid-range jump shot. He almost always makes the mid-range jump shot, but not always.

would make a good team? or make a team good?

There is no doubt he'll be on a good team.

DODGERS&LAKERS
01-27-2014, 09:05 PM
They could have him this year and retain his bird rights. Not sure when Perkins expires but maybe him, Lamb, and some first should be good.

DODGERS&LAKERS
01-27-2014, 09:07 PM
Or maybe he might go to the Suns for Okafor's expiring and our picks back for the Nash raping. Along with a public apology and a promise to never do it again.

beasted86
01-27-2014, 09:08 PM
Why would Pau Gasol sign for the minimum or MLE when he already has two rings?

I'm sure he wants to win, but this is just plain reaching.

TrueFan420
01-27-2014, 09:14 PM
They could have him this year and retain his bird rights. Not sure when Perkins expires but maybe him, Lamb, and some first should be good.
No one is giving you that for gasol

bholly
01-27-2014, 09:16 PM
There needs to be a purely speculative signing suggestions forum to shove this stuff into, like the trade ideas forum only for stuff that isn't trades. Or just expand the trade ideas forum to include this.

beasted86
01-27-2014, 09:16 PM
No one is giving you that for gasol

Salaries don't come close anyway.

TrueFan420
01-27-2014, 09:18 PM
Why would Pau Gasol sign for the minimum or MLE when he already has two rings?

I'm sure he wants to win, but this is just plain reaching.

Well a full MLE is a decent chunk of change. He isn't the player he once was so he won't be getting a max or near max type of deal. I doubt he wants to go to a losing shat situation either I mean being on the lakers this year has to be trying on him so he can't want to be part of a team like this again. Him taking less to play for a winner makes perfect sense. As well as teaming up with his bro.

TrueFan420
01-27-2014, 09:18 PM
There needs to be a purely speculative signing suggestions forum to shove this stuff into, like the trade ideas forum only for stuff that isn't trades. Or just expand the trade ideas forum to include this.

Not many look in there that's why it ends up in the main forum

Raps18-19 Champ
01-27-2014, 09:19 PM
He will go to Cleveland and team with Lebron.

DODGERS&LAKERS
01-27-2014, 09:40 PM
No one is giving you that for gasol

What? Perkins is awful. Lamb hasn't been anything to write home about, and a OKC first will be in the late 20's for a guy getting 17, 10, 3.5, and 1.5 blocks with a PER of 19?

DreamShaker
01-27-2014, 09:45 PM
They could have him this year and retain his bird rights. Not sure when Perkins expires but maybe him, Lamb, and some first should be good.

Not a Lakers fan, but that sig is sweet.

And no way the Thunder give up Lamb AND a first for Gasol.

DODGERS&LAKERS
01-27-2014, 09:48 PM
Not a Lakers fan, but that sig is sweet.

And no way the Thunder give up Lamb AND a first for Gasol.

Just re read what I typed. Was supposed to say Lamb or a first. I guess my subconscious mind is a greedy little bastard. Oh and thanks!

TrueFan420
01-27-2014, 09:50 PM
What? Perkins is awful. Lamb hasn't been anything to write home about, and a OKC first will be in the late 20's for a guy getting 17, 10, 3.5, and 1.5 blocks with a PER of 19?

Lamb still has a lot of potential. The thunder are smart and keep picks. And for whatever dumb reason they love Perkins. Gasol isn't the same player he was and while I think he'd be a good fit for them the lakers are not gonna get much back on any trade involving gasol. He's gonna be a free agent so there's no knowing if he will stay. They won't give up talent for a potential half season rental.

TrueFan420
01-27-2014, 09:51 PM
Just re read what I typed. Was supposed to say Lamb or a first. I guess my subconscious mind is a greedy little bastard. Oh and thanks!

Now if you really did mean one of lamb or a first with Perkins I could see them gambling on that.

DreamShaker
01-27-2014, 09:54 PM
Nevermind.

DreamShaker
01-27-2014, 09:56 PM
Just re read what I typed. Was supposed to say Lamb or a first. I guess my subconscious mind is a greedy little bastard. Oh and thanks!

Gotcha!

GoBullsGo
01-27-2014, 10:01 PM
Gasol makes almost 20 million a year, salaries won't match up unless you include one of the big three. OKC won't deal for him but could sign him in the off-season. If they not the mini-midlevel or the minimum, they could amnesty Perkins and not resign Thabo and they could then sign Gasol. Not a fan of Perkins but Thabo is a good player.

P&GRealist
01-27-2014, 10:01 PM
15 pts, 11 rebs, 4 assists and a lack of interior defense, but nothing that Serge Ibaka can't make up. It would be a good move for both parties.

TrueFan420
01-27-2014, 10:08 PM
15 pts, 11 rebs, 4 assists and a lack of interior defense, but nothing that Serge Ibaka can't make up. It would be a good move for both parties.

Minus the whole part where they'd have to give up one of durant, Westbrook or ibaka to make the salaries work...

P&GRealist
01-27-2014, 10:48 PM
Minus the whole part where they'd have to give up one of durant, Westbrook or ibaka to make the salaries work...

I think maybe Gasol signs in the summer as a free agent.

Chrisclover
01-27-2014, 10:57 PM
In the 4 years spanning from 2010 through 2014,Gasol has been in trade rumor every season, which is not news for everyone. Kobe once said in an interview after practice that it would be weird if he was not in trade rumors. Lol.
Speaking of teaming up with his Spanish compatriot ,this is not a strong argument because other Spanishs Rubio, Calderon and his brother Marc Gasol are all in the league .
with regard to the potential of a team, timber wolves is not worse than okc.They actually are similar to the 2007 Lakers --they have a super scoring machine, who according to rumors, is considering leaving .If Gasol joins the timberwolves and give them instant support like the championship aspiration, ample game experience, the Wolves will be salvaged and Love may stay.

poleandreel
01-27-2014, 11:13 PM
kdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

Avenged
01-27-2014, 11:58 PM
They'd have to get rid of Porkins since he doesn't like Pau

kobebabe
01-28-2014, 12:11 AM
He isn't that same player anymore

Not Sure you even bother to open up stats if you don't want to watch games :rolleyes:


They could have him this year and retain his bird rights. Not sure when Perkins expires but maybe him, Lamb, and some first should be good.

No Thanks

TheNumber37
01-28-2014, 12:11 AM
Gasol will sign as a free agent with Marc Gasol somewhere.

Or Rather, in 2 years they will play together.. and I don't think it's detroit.

I think Gasol would be a nice fit with the Bulls or Spurs. Can't overlook OKC, though I don't think it's likely.

VendettaRed07
01-28-2014, 01:49 AM
Okc front office doesn't have the ambition to make this kind of move

TrueFan420
01-28-2014, 02:38 AM
I think maybe Gasol signs in the summer as a free agent.
That's the only way he will end up there

TrueFan420
01-28-2014, 02:41 AM
Not Sure you even bother to open up stats if you don't want to watch games :rolleyes:

I know his stats and watch the games I live in sd now so unfortunately the lakers are always on. He isn't that same player he once was. Some games yes some games no. Doesn't matter tho thunder can't trade for him. Only way he goes there is via free agency.

DR_1
01-28-2014, 09:48 PM
They could have him this year and retain his bird rights. Not sure when Perkins expires but maybe him, Lamb, and some first should be good.

I still find it hilarious that the Thunder didn't amnesty Perkins. They could have then kept both Ibaka and Harden and stayed under the tax.

NBA_Starter
01-28-2014, 10:12 PM
I have said it all along, it just makes too much sense.

TrueFan420
01-28-2014, 11:54 PM
I still find it hilarious that the Thunder didn't amnesty Perkins. They could have then kept both Ibaka and Harden and stayed under the tax.

Same

Leftcoast_yg
01-29-2014, 03:30 AM
Ill take Kentuckyfried Porkins if it nets the Lakers a 1st and Lamb

LJEATON26
01-29-2014, 02:30 PM
Ill take Kentuckyfried Porkins if it nets the Lakers a 1st and Lamb

No chance that would happen. I wouldn't give either for him

TrueFan420
01-29-2014, 02:51 PM
No chance that would happen. I wouldn't give either for him

Even tho it can't happen cause salary I'd seriously consider Perkins and a first for gasol. The first will be a late one and history has shown those can be bought for 1-3 million. While gasol might not be the same player he once was maybe being on a winning side will rejuvenate him. And if not he walks at the end of the year or maybe comes back but for significantly less.

blystr2002
01-29-2014, 03:29 PM
This idea that Gasol isn't the same as he used to be and only getting the MLE is a joke. The fact is he has been used out of position or away from his skill set a lot last couple of years. He is still one of the most talented 7 footers in the league. Where he has lost a step is speed and explosion running the court. If you are a team that will use him strictly at C and not PF and runs an offense with a slower tempo then Gasol for another 3 years is still very productive. He also might only give you 68-70 games, but for a playoff team his 17 pts 10 rebs 3.5 assist and 2 blocks a game are in high demand. You can't just find that everywhere. You can find Jeremy lamb types much easier then that production from a 7 footer. He has aged, but don't completely disregard what he can do.

jsthornton7
01-30-2014, 03:57 AM
It's funny to see people completely write off Pau. Here are some stats from 3 players (inc. Gasol) in Jan. 2014:

PLAYER A: 20.6 ppg 12.1 rpg 4.1 apg 1.6 bpg .509 FG%

PLAYER B: 18.6 ppg 11.3 rpg 1.5 apg 1.7 bpg .546 FG%

PLAYER C: 22.1 ppg 12.1 rpg 2.5 apg 1.6 bpg .470 FG%

Which stat line do you prefer?

HeatBeat
01-30-2014, 04:56 AM
Gasol has been very good in Janurary, but look at his December :puke:.
Still he is now becoming underrated IMO

jerellh528
01-30-2014, 05:35 AM
it's funny to see people completely write off pau. Here are some stats from 3 players (inc. Gasol) in jan. 2014:

player a: 20.6 ppg 12.1 rpg 4.1 apg 1.6 bpg .509 fg%

player b: 18.6 ppg 11.3 rpg 1.5 apg 1.7 bpg .546 fg%

player c: 22.1 ppg 12.1 rpg 2.5 apg 1.6 bpg .470 fg%

which stat line do you prefer?

a

EL_MACHETE
01-30-2014, 11:36 AM
Well Gasol is gonna be a free agent after this year Soo theirs no point of trading for him knowing we can just amnesty Perkins and let Sefo walk and sign Gasol


Pg- Westbrook / Jackson / Fisher
Sg- Lamb / Roberson
Sf- Durant / Jones
Pf- Ibaka / Collison
C- Gasol / Adams / Thabeet

(We also have two 1st rounders as well)

jsthornton7
01-30-2014, 12:58 PM
Gasol has been very good in Janurary, but look at his December :puke:.
Still he is now becoming underrated IMO

Pau was dealing with a bad upper respiratory infection for the first couple months of the season. Since he has become healthy, he has basically averaged 20/10 a night.

jsthornton7
01-30-2014, 12:59 PM
It's funny to see people completely write off Pau. Here are some stats from 3 players (inc. Gasol) in Jan. 2014:

PLAYER A: 20.6 ppg 12.1 rpg 4.1 apg 1.6 bpg .509 FG%

PLAYER B: 18.6 ppg 11.3 rpg 1.5 apg 1.7 bpg .546 FG%

PLAYER C: 22.1 ppg 12.1 rpg 2.5 apg 1.6 bpg .470 FG%

Which stat line do you prefer?

Player A is Pau Gasol
Player B is Dwight Howard
Player C is DeMarcus Cousins