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T-Wolves owner denies Pau Gasol trade rumors

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11:21 AM ET 12.08 | David Kahn made a special guest media appearance at shootaround this morning to shoot down Thursday's ESPN.com -- the latest in a series of semi-regular such rumors -- that the Lakers are refusing Wolves' overtures for Pau Gasol. Kahn said he hasn't talked to the Lakers since last June. He didn't say this, but that was when he was talking with the Lakers about a bigger deal that would have brought Gasol here and sent away Derrick Williams, probably to a third team. The latest ESPN.com said the Lakers had turned down a Wolves deal built around Williams and Nikola Pekovic. Kahn said he wasn't upset about the latest rumors because that's the way the world is these days. But... "What bothers me is it has an impact on a team and its players and its family members and it's not appropriate for that reason, in other words if it's not real," Kahn said.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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December 8, 2012  12:06 PM ET

I hope they don't do anything until Nash comes back, then see how they play together. Plus if they keep him his contract will expire in a couple years, along with Kobe and Metta, and the Lakers can be players in free agency.

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December 8, 2012  01:18 PM ET
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Gasol's talent dropped off spectacularly since their last championship.

No...the coaches dropped off spectacularly since Phil left!!

December 8, 2012  01:19 PM ET
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It's either trade him or try to use him with the second unit.

SHOWTIME!!!

December 8, 2012  01:20 PM ET

The Lakers have to blame somebody!!! Everybody and their momma knew Brown and D'Antoni werent the right choices!!!

December 8, 2012  01:24 PM ET
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!!

Except Gasol had dental work done!!!

December 8, 2012  02:46 PM ET

Gasol is finished...and no one wants a finished basketball player making 20 million.

December 8, 2012  03:22 PM ET
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Gasol is finished...and no one wants a finished basketball player making 20 million.

We do the Knicks!!! I keep repeating myself take Stoudemire ple-ase another reunion with d'Antoni!

December 8, 2012  03:35 PM ET
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We do the Knicks!!! I keep repeating myself take Stoudemire ple-ase another reunion with d'Antoni!

Man please

December 8, 2012  03:42 PM ET

If the Lakers use Gasol as their 3rd shooter like Phil had him they can win......Kobe, Bynum were their 1 and 2 shooters, Gasol was their 3rd shooter then. Gasol cant carry a team. If any team picks him up he has to be their 3rd shooter, thats when Gasol shines!!!

December 8, 2012  03:44 PM ET
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If the Lakers use Gasol as their 3rd shooter like Phil had him they can win......Kobe, Bynum were their 1 and 2 shooters, Gasol was their 3rd shooter then. Gasol cant carry a team. If any team picks him up he has to be their 3rd shooter, thats when Gasol shines!!!

Gasol would be perfect for OKC, Knicks, Nets. Spurs, Heat, Bulls not a team thats starting over like Orlando, 76ers, or Indiana

December 8, 2012  03:45 PM ET
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Man please

You need to read 17 and 18!

 
December 8, 2012  03:46 PM ET
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We do the Knicks!!! I keep repeating myself take Stoudemire ple-ase another reunion with d'Antoni!

D"antoni and Brown are trying to make Gasol the 2nd important role player.....Phil had Gasol as the 3rd player behind Kobe and Bynum.....The Lakers dont know his role!!! Gasol will not take over a game for you. Gasol is great when the opponent doubles on Kobe/ or when they Bynum....nobody will double Jamison or Artest!

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