The NBA trade deadline is coming up fast which means we can fully expect big names to be discussed regardless of whether or not there’s any truth to the rumors. One name that has been a staple at the deadline is Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol, but one team he won’t be mentioned in connection with is the Memphis Grizzlies.
According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, Gasol won’t be moving to Memphis anytime soon as the Grizzlies have no interest in adding him to the roster.
And lets stop the Pau wants to be in Memphis talk. They want no part of his $19 million contract. If he’ll sign there as a free agent on the cheap they’d take him, but they are not trading for him.
Kyler notes that it’s Gasol’s $19 million contract that is holding things up and not much else. The Lakers have made it clear that they’ll move Gasol in the right deal, but teams aren’t too crazy about Gasol’s contract that would follow him from Los Angeles.