As always, the Los Angeles Lakers are front and center when it comes to trade rumors.
There has been a lot of talk surrounding veteran power forward Pau Gasol. He reportedly does not want to remain in Los Angeles beyond the season and rival executives believed that meant he could be headed to the Phoenix Suns. The Charlotte Bobcats and Minnesota Timberwolves have also been mentioned in connection with Gasol, but a deal does not look like it will get done.
Gasol just wants these next two days to go by.
As the Lakers continue to play with star guard Kobe Bryant, general manager Mitch Kupchak and team president Jim Buss are set to have a meeting Wednesday night to discuss the team’s future, according to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News.
But the Lakers are also considering moving forward Jordan Hill and the $3.5 million on his contract. The Nets have discussed taking on the deal and would be able to absorb his salary with the disabled player exception they received when Brook Lopez was injured. That would save the Lakers not only the remainder of Hill’s salary, but also about $6 million in luxury tax payments.
Deveny reports the Lakers are discussing how to reduce their tax and potential destinations for veteran point guard Steve Blake.