Jan 28, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi (28) guards Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol (16) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Executives believe Los Angeles Lakers will deal Pau Gasol to Phoenix Suns


 

Los Angeles Lakers’ power forward Pau Gasol, who just wants to get the next two days over with, has recently looked like he will remain in Los Angeles throughout the season.

According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, sourcing NBA executives, that isn’t the case.

 

 

 

The Suns would surprisingly be a playoff team right now and if all it takes to land Gasol is Okafor’s contract, why wouldn’t the Suns make a move? It wouldn’t hurt their future, cap-wise and would help them compete to win a first round playoff series.

Gasol is having another excellent season, averaging 17.0 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.5 blocks per game this season.

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