Pau Gasol Trade Thread
Pau is such a talented player, but may not fit into the Lakers' new offense. What trades would you think would make sense?
Here are two that come to mind for me:
Chicago and Lakers
Gasol for Boozer and Belinelli
Boozer can start at PF, who runs the floor better than Gasol and Belinelli is a solid 3-point shooter who could be an asset for D'Antoni's offense
Jazz and Lakers
Gasol for Millsap, Bell, and Burks
Millsap becomes starting PF for Lakers, runs the floors better than almost any other PF; Bell is someone the Lakers had been courting; Burks is a young prospect that could learn under Kobe and maybe takeover in two or three years.
Gasol is an upgrade from Millsap at the PF and makes Jefferson more tradeable as well. A starting line-up next season of Gasol, Favors, and Williams/Hayward wouldn't be so bad.
In both might have to get other pieces or a 3rd team to make salaries work, but I think both could be mutually beneficial trades.
I dont get why his name is always being thrown around. He is damn good player. I cant see a move unless Lakers can somehow get a lot for him, which I dont see either. Pau for Boozer is laughable. Lakers would never do that.
LA can pick between Mo, Sap, & Marvin, Burks is actually Foye but can't be used in the trade checker until Dec. 15.
Jazz get this from Bulls:
Bulls might say no because Rose is injured and not ready to push for a title this season. Otherwise, dumping Boozer would be brilliant.
2013 first round draft pick from Charlotte
Charlotte's own 2013 1st round draft pick to Chicago (top-12 protected in the 2013 Draft, top-10 protected in 2014, top-8 protected in 2015 and unprotected in the 2016 Draft.) [Charlotte - Chicago, 2/18/2010]
Jazz give up too much for the one pick if it's Millsap. Mo or Marvin + Foye and it's a no brainer. Maybe Chicago adds Teague to get PKM's blood pumping.
Put some respeck in my paycheck
Yes, by all means go out and get a 32-yr old with knee tendinitis!
I don't know if the Celtocs and Lakers would or have ever done a trade with each other, but what about Gasol for Paul Pierce.
Gasol and Garnett would make for an imposing front court that would give the Celtics a strong 2-year push with Rondo. There are also rumors that they are looking at Tyreke Evans, so moving Pierce would open a spot for him.
Pierce would fit well into D'Antoni's system and could play the SF alongside Kobe, as he did with Ray Allen.