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

by February 21, 2012

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.”