Gasol Trade A Done Deal.
Pau Gasol trade a done deal for LA.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Pack your bags Pau. You won't be back in Hollywood next season.
Trade rumors have circled around the Laker's Pau Gasol before, but this time it looks like it's a done deal. Yes, Pau is a 4 time All-Star and a rare combination of size and speed, but he is clearly not in the Laker's future.
Kobe has verbally called out his big man for being soft. In the playoffs he stated that Gasol needed to be more assertive and get involved. Trade rumors around Gasol were circling around his head last off-season involving the CP3 trade that Stern curiously kaboshed, but the rumors never stopped as Gasol continued to under-perform.
Now, sources inside LA front office are indicating they'd even be willing to trade for lesser talent. Clearly, the Lakers want nothing to do with Gasol moving forward. His tendencies to shrink in pressure situations and inability to rise to the occasion have him earmarked for a one-way ticket out of LA.
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