Dec 20, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers small forward Nick Young (0) celebrates a 3-point basket by center Pau Gasol (16) in the second half of the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center. The Lakers won 104-91. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Pau Gasol is impressed with himself after he made three-point shot (Video)


Dec 20, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers small forward Nick Young (0) celebrates a 3-point basket by center Pau Gasol (16) in the second half of the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center. The Lakers won 104-91. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a rough few weeks for Los Angeles Lakers power forward, Pau Gasol.

In addition to calling out his coach (and later being called out by his coach), Gasol hinted he wouldn’t be opposed to playing for the Memphis Grizzlies again once his contract is up at season end. Coincidentally, rumors leaked the following morning hinting the Lakers could trade Gasol if his attitude didn’t improve.

Not shockingly, Gasol has kept quiet in recent days and was seen enjoying himself in Friday’s win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Late in the fourth quarter with Los Angeles nursing a three-point lead, guard Nick Young brought the ball up the floor. And in typical Nick Young fashion, he struggled to control the ball, eventually having it tipped away as the clock was running down on the shot clock.

Luckily, the ball eventually bounced towards Gasol who launched a contested three-point shot which hit nothing but the bottom of the net. Gasol could be seen laughing alongside Young as the two got back on defense – though I have a feeling Gasol was laughing in shock considering Young actually passed.

Well, kind of.

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  • Stamos

    Trade Pau Gasol now