Posted February 02, 2014

Report: Suns interested in acquiring Pau Gasol from Lakers

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Pau Gasol is in his 7th season with the Lakers (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Pau Gasol is in his seventh season with the Lakers. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Suns are exploring a trade for Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

The Suns have been looking to add a veteran star to help their young roster with the team’s surprising playoff run this season, and the Lakers have previously spoken with teams about trading Gasol.

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Stein reports the trade would likely include injured Phoenix center Emeka Okafor, whose $14.5 million contract expires at the end of the season.

The Lakers recently announced Gasol would be out for at least one week with a strained groin.

Phoenix is currently the sixth seed in the Western Conference playoff picture.


7 comments
jackgorfin
jackgorfin

Dont know why the Lakers would make this trade unless there are picks involved, otherwise, its a lose lose trade.  Would love to see Pau traded for a pick and some expiring contracts but dont think that will happen.

Udaho
Udaho

I say let's make the trade. He already ran out of credit unfortunately and pointed at as a scapegoat.

After all of his hard work, loyalty and two titles it's time to go.

CALI_DREAMING
CALI_DREAMING

If they take back Steve Nash, I say make the trade

M20
M20

This certainly looks like a trade that would help both teams

ShawnKemp2012
ShawnKemp2012

Oh a Pau Gasol trade rumour.  How interesting.  

Zero1337
Zero1337

@malgus  Pau is on the last year of his contract, if they can swap a first round pick and Emeka Okafor + bench player for Pau it makes a ton of sense, short term and doesn't cost them anything in the long term besides the first round pick.