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

NBA Rumors: Lakers Nick Young thinks ‘it’s over’ if Pau Gasol is traded

For over a week, we were subjected to trade rumors surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers – a deal that would have potentially ended with Pau Gasol being traded to Cleveland.

That deal never manifested – likely due to the Lakers requesting youth and/or draft picks in a deal, a price the Cavaliers deemed too expensive.

What happens to Gasol moving forward is unknown though teammate Nick Young says it all would have been over if Los Angeles had traded their power forward on Monday night:

Nick Young: “If they got rid of Pau yesterday, they basically would’ve said it’s over. We all have faith and think something can happen.”

Wait – what?

The Lakers are currently floundering at 14-20 and will be without star Kobe Bryant for a few more weeks at minimum.

Currently five games out of the final playoff spot (and falling), it would take a minor miracle for the Lakers to climb out of such a hole in the tough Western Conference.

I think it might already be over, Swaggy P.

Tags: Los Angeles Lakers Nick Young Pau Gasol

  • Redd Mahoney

    What, “it’s over” before the all star break!? Spoken like a sit on their seat writer that’s never competed in a sport. You should know that a true competitor NEVER says “it’s over”. GO LAKERS!!!