Report: Pau Gasol is scheduled to start against the Nuggets, deal to Cavs unlikely

Dec 6, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol (16) looks to pass the ball from the floor against the Sacramento Kings during the second quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

There have been conflicting reports out there about Pau Gasol’s future, and if something will happen, it will happen before the start of Sunday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets. If Gasol was to be traded to the Cavaliers for Andrew Bynum, he wouldn’t be in the starting lineup, but according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN LA, he is set to start tonight:

The deal seemed unlikely anyways, as the Lakers shouldn’t just trade Gasol so they won’t have to pay repeater’s tax. They reportedly want an asset in return, and it seems as if Cleveland isn’t budging (and no, Alonzo Gee is not an asset). According to Bill Simmons on ESPN, the Cavs are likely going to waive Bynum to save money:

All in all, this situation will finally come to an end after Sunday night. Bynum’s contract becomes fully guaranteed on Monday, so he will either be traded or waived before that. As of now, Gasol is going to remain a Laker, but we will update you on this situation as more details emerge.

Topics: Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, Pau Gasol

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