Nov
5

Thoughts and Trade Machine tinkering: Can the Lakers trade Pau Gasol?

As Los Angeles Lakers fandom giddily awaits the possible debut of Mike D’Antoni on the bench tonight and the emergence of the superteam most observers expected, the inevitable whispers are beginning: Yes, Pau Gasol appears to be on some imaginary trading blocks (and perhaps even the actual one) already.

As BallinEurope understands it, the thinking goes something like this: Pau has not performed brilliantly early on this season. He’s at his peak trade value. Literally the only tradable assets beyond Gasol are Metta World Peace and Steve Blake – unless taking a flyer on Chris Duhon or Earl Clark proves irresistible to someone. Dwight Howard should exploit a pick-and-roll game enough so that the Spaniard’s specialized skills aren’t missed too much. And hey, let’s face it, they’ve been trying to deal this guy for quite some time.

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Oct
5

FC Barcelona vs. Los Angeles Lakers: The Rubio Photo Collection

“So what if Ricky went 0-for-5 plus four turnovers and zero steals against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night?” Señor Rubio’s official website seems to be saying. “He looked good doing it.”

(Well, except for in that last shot of his virtual photo album, when he’s on the wrong end of a Pau Gasol-Steve Blake pick-and-roll.)

Click here for the entire collection.

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