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#1 TheOriginalCZM

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Posted January 24, 2013 - 02:15 PM

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Pau Gasol is privately expecting to be traded by the Los Angeles Lakers before the February deadline.
Gasol has been largely marginalized under Mike D'Antoni and is currently coming off the bench, though he is still averaging 30 minutes per game in January.
The Lakers agreed to trade Gasol in a deal for Chris Paul in December of 2011.
Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports



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Posted January 24, 2013 - 02:18 PM

Great news.

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Posted January 24, 2013 - 02:20 PM

To be honest I think at this point, waiting to the offseason in which he's an expring contract, would net us better trade pieces
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Posted January 24, 2013 - 02:23 PM

To be honest I think at this point, waiting to the offseason in which he's an expring contract, would net us better trade pieces

Im thinking the same thing. The only reason to trade him now would be to have a chance at a championship but right now even trading him for a few bench players wouldn't do much. Unless we get a great deal we should wait till the offseason for the really good deals. His value will be much better as well.

#5 MrKnowItAll

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Posted January 24, 2013 - 02:27 PM

Im thinking the same thing. The only reason to trade him now would be to have a chance at a championship but right now even trading him for a few bench players wouldn't do much. Unless we get a great deal we should wait till the offseason for the really good deals. His value will be much better as well.

Just because he'll be a free agent doesnt mean his value will sky rocket. You guys think he'll be twice as valuable if we wait.

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Posted January 24, 2013 - 02:28 PM

sad to see him getting trade but the Lakers had no choice, this franchize is winner not for loser

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Posted January 24, 2013 - 02:30 PM

Just because he'll be a free agent doesnt mean his value will sky rocket. You guys think he'll be twice as valuable if we wait.


A 19 million dollar expiring contract heading into that 2014 free agent class is valuable, even more so now with the new CBA and luxury tax implications.



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Posted January 24, 2013 - 02:34 PM

Well now we know he's going to give us his maximum effort.

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Posted January 24, 2013 - 02:35 PM

Just because he'll be a free agent doesnt mean his value will sky rocket. You guys think he'll be twice as valuable if we wait.

No I dont think he will be twice or even close but it is much higher. It gets teams who are rebuilding and would be willing to give up some good players to have a chance at signing better players in 2014. Also it helps teams shed salary much easier and with the new luxury tax that is very helpful.

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Posted January 24, 2013 - 02:55 PM

What date is the trade deadline anyway?

Edited by Bjork, January 24, 2013 - 02:55 PM.


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Posted January 24, 2013 - 03:03 PM

Does anyone else have a sneaky suspicion he might be traded to Boston? I hope I'm wrong. I know it's a long shot, but I don't want our archrivals to get energized by our former allstar.

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Posted January 24, 2013 - 03:05 PM

trading him to boston would be perfect

what a way to [expletive] over the celtics

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted January 24, 2013 - 03:10 PM

This whole he's more valuable next year thing confuses me. We don't want to add long term salary because we are supposedly pursuing Lebron or other big FAs that summer so how are we supposed to trade Pau for better pieces? No matter how you look at it, it's the same situation.

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Posted January 24, 2013 - 03:11 PM

trading him to boston would be perfect

what a way to [expletive] over the celtics

Lol but what if he somehow reverted back to his old self again and made them a great team? I know it's a long shot but I don't want them to take any chances. We're so close to passing them in titles and it needs to stay that way.

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Posted January 24, 2013 - 03:11 PM

Im thinking the same thing. The only reason to trade him now would be to have a chance at a championship but right now even trading him for a few bench players wouldn't do much. Unless we get a great deal we should wait till the offseason for the really good deals. His value will be much better as well.


Which means that the FO will probably trade him now, for the rights to Slava Medvendenko and a hound dog that cant hunt.

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Posted January 24, 2013 - 03:12 PM

Lol but what if he somehow reverted back to his old self again and made them a great team? I know it's a long shot but I don't want them to take any chances. We're so close to passing them in titles and it needs to stay that way.


Lol what does it matter. They wouldn't beat the heat regardless.

Give me Avery Bradley and some picks and expirings for pau. I'll take it
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Posted January 24, 2013 - 03:16 PM

I think I'd wait until the off-season at this point. If we trade him in season, I expect it to be right at the deadline.

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Posted January 24, 2013 - 03:16 PM

Avery Bradley, Brandon Bass, and filler
For
Pau Gasol + filler

Mike D'Antoni is GARBAGE.


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Posted January 24, 2013 - 03:18 PM

Avery Bradley, Brandon Bass, and filler
For
Pau Gasol + filler


Boston would be giving up too much. Pairing old trash with old pierce and garnett

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted January 24, 2013 - 03:21 PM

Boston would be giving up too much. Pairing old trash with old pierce and garnett

Okay so give us Garnett over Bass. Garnett defends the P&R perfectly.

Mike D'Antoni is GARBAGE.





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