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Lakers want to save money in potential Gasol trade

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05:44 PM ET 01.22 | Now that Pau Gasol has been moved to the bench "permanently," the Lakers are open to dealing the four-time All-Star. However, any possible trade is complicated by L.A.'s unwillingness to take back any long-term money in a deal. With big money owed to Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard (if he re-signs in LA) over the next few years, the Lakers don't want to go to deep into the luxury tax with three massive contracts. Gasol is owed $19 million in each of the next two seasons, moving that type of contract without taking money back will be difficult.

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January 22, 2013  07:59 PM ET

DJ cannot like this post.....

THE LAKERS LOOKING TO SAVE MONEY

especially with the new CBA kicking in soon....

its funny how my predictions on the Lakers going in the tank and being afraid of the new CBA have been 100% totally true

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January 22, 2013  10:34 PM ET
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I doubt Gasol gets dealt. Howard can bring more in return. Trade Dwight and move Gasol to center.

DJ are you kidding again? Gasol isnt Marc....Gasol is Mister Softy!!!! Play center....Heeeeeeheeeheee!!! ANother bad prediction for DJ.....Gasol cant handle the power forwards!!!

January 22, 2013  10:35 PM ET
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DJ are you kidding again? Gasol isnt Marc....Gasol is Mister Softy!!!! Play center....Heeeeeeheeeheee!!! ANother bad prediction for DJ.....Gasol cant handle the power forwards!!!

It sounds like another winner for DJ....The Raiders and Lakers!!!

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January 23, 2013  03:21 AM ET
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I doubt Gasol gets dealt. Howard can bring more in return. Trade Dwight and move Gasol to center.

The current system doesn't work well with Gasol or Howard. Trade them both and start planning for next season.

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