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Rose wants to play with Pau Gasol

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08:06 AM ET 02.21 | Pau Gasol, for whom Kobe Bryant went to bat Sunday, doesn't lack for MVP admirers. Derrick Rose has let it be known to Bulls management that we wants to play with [Gasol] if Chicago is able to swing a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers for the veteran power forward from Spain, a source close to Rose told SheridanHoops.com on Sunday. The Spanish news outlet Marca was the first to report Sunday that Rose has given his blessing for the Bulls to go after Gasol with a package that would be centered around Carlos Boozer and another player. "He hasn't said so publicly, but he has made that known privately," said the source, who spoke to SheridanHoops.com on condition of anonymity.

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February 21, 2012  08:28 AM ET
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Well, we do need a point guard more than anything so...Welcome to the Lakers Derrick!

lol

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February 21, 2012  08:59 AM ET

This will not go through. The bulls would not give up power players like boozer and deng. I could see Noah being apart since he has really gone down the crapper.

February 21, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Who are they going to give to the Lakers for Pau? Boozer or Noah?

February 21, 2012  09:04 AM ET

LOL!!! I don't think that you want to leave the CHI Rose, so unless pau gets the trade it's pointless...

February 21, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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Who are they going to give to the Lakers for Pau? Boozer or Noah?

I've Heard Boozer and CJ Watson.

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February 21, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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Bulls don't have players other than Rose that the Lakers want!

I would say the Lakers could probably use CJ Watson. He is a more than capable point guard who can play d, knock down shots and direct the offense. Boozer and Watson for Pau. Bynum and Boozer can keep the inside-out big man combo going and Bynum can cover Boozer's defensive deficiencies.

February 21, 2012  09:29 AM ET
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If the Lakers do that, their management is in far worse shape than I thought.

Why so? It's not like Pau is all that great. He and Booz have similar stats. Watson is averaging 10pts and 4 assists in 20 min off the bench. He would be a good compliment to Kobe. They need a point guard and Booze replaces most of what Pau is bringing to the table this year. I could see it happening.

February 21, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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Who are they going to give to the Lakers for Pau? Boozer or Noah?

I'll take Noah and CJ Watson for Pau

February 21, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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So it would likely take noah and deng to pull that off.....For a guy that has a broken heart?

If I am the bulls, You can take any player not named Rose and Deng.

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February 21, 2012  09:39 AM ET

Rose, Deng and Pau would be a nice trio to compete but still ain't beating the Heat! Pau inconsistancy with LA will follow going to Chi-town. Pau will never be the same. That Gasol is done, his brother Marc is on the rise!

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