Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 9:00 am  |  4 responses

Los Angeles Lakers Won’t Give Pau Gasol Assurances About Trade

Kobe Bryant performed a strategic rant, Pau Gasol continued to be sad … and yet, nothing is going to change in Laker-land. GM Mitch Kupchak released a statement, that basically amounted to him saying that Gasol is still very much on the trade block until further notice: “As a former player, I understand how the days leading up to the trade deadline can be nerve-wracking for an NBA player. Nonetheless, as General Manager of the Lakers, I have a responsibility to ownership, our fans and the players on this team to actively pursue opportunities to improve the team for this season and seasons to come. To say publicly that we would not do this would serve no purpose and put us at a competitive disadvantage. Taking such a course of action at this time would be a disservice to ownership, the team and our many fans.”

  • Add a Comment
  • Share
  • RSS

Tags: , , ,

  • marc

    I haven’t been a real big fan of gasol but he is a good player and he did help kobe in past playoffs. I don’t think he deserves this.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    Orlando is holding on to Dwight untill after All Star & then hes getting traded for Pau somtime in the next couple weeks but there not going to tell Pau because they need him to play hard to pick up some wins, nobody sees this comming?

  • Justin G.

    Yes Dynasty, it’s all been a well guarded secret that Gasol is being kept for a shot at Dwight. smh

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    This makes me feel that they are obviously trying to work something out that involves trading him or else they’d make it pretty clear that they’re not.