Los Angeles Lakers likely to explore off-season trade options for Pau Gasol

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With a second straight exit in the Western Conference semifinals, the Los Angeles Lakers could be due for another roster shakeup this off-season.  One possibility they will have to strongly consider this off-season is trading Pau Gasol.

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Bulls.com: Pau Gasol interested in coming to Chicago

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The Chicago Bulls will have to take stock now of what they can and cannot do, as they will be sans Derrick Rose for most, if not all of the season. This changes their complexion and outlook completely. Bulls.com reporter Sam Smith proposes an idea that they might even play for the lottery, a la the San Antonio Spurs when David Robinson was hurt.

We all know that worked out amazingly, as the Spurs subsequently got Tim Duncan. But there’s another route to take as well- acquiring Pau Gasol from the Los Angeles Lakers, possibly in a deal involving Luol Deng.

According to Smith as you’ll read below, Gasol wants out of L.A. and wants into Chicago. Oh and he and Kobe Bryant hate each other:

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5 Pau Gasol trade possibilities for the Los Angeles Lakers

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Paul Gasol was actually traded by the Los Angeles Lakers last off-season; until the league struck down the deal.  Now with the Lake Show being ousted from the Western Conference Playoffs by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Gasol receiving a ton of criticism for his performance in that series, you can bet your sweet derriere that off-season trade rumors will once again run rampant regarding the Spaniard.  Here are five trade possibilities and destinations where Gasol (who is due to make more $38 million during the next two seasons) could end up getting dealt to this summer.

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Video: Suns Steve Nash gets lap dance from Nicki Minaj


Steve Nash is playing at an All-Star level but could be dealt since Nash is in the final year of his contract and the Phoenix Suns are really struggling this season. As the NBA trade deadline approaches March 15th. the trade winds surrounding him swirl.

In the meantime, R&B singer Nicki Minaj gave Nash a little thrill. Minaj gave Steve Nash a lapdance during her set at Lil’ Wayne’s “I’m Still Music” tour last night at U.S. Airways Center

NBA Trade Deadline: Possible suitors for the Suns’ Steve Nash

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Plenty of names will be floated around in the next week-plus as the NBA trade deadline approaches on March 15th.  Over the next week, I am going to take a look at which players are likely to be dealt and what teams might be interested in acquiring said player.  Steve Nash is still playing at an All-Star level but could be dealt since Nash is in the final year of his contract and the Phoenix Suns are really struggling this season.
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Lakers Don’t Need to Do Anything Drastic This Off-Season

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Like we are currently seeing in the NFL, the 2011 NBA off-season is up in the air with a lockout looming.  Free agency could be delayed and completely restructured depending on the new agreement reached by the owners and players.  Still, The Sports Bank continues to break down all thirty NBA teams to see what areas they need to address in the off-season.

The Los Angeles Lakers were embarrassed in their second round exit of the NBA Playoffs. Panic has somewhat ensued including Pau Gasol‘s name suddenly becoming a hot item on the trade rumors.  However, the Lakers do not need to do anything drastic this off-season.

By: David Kay

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