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At the moment, Gasol's not going anywhere

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07:29 AM ET 12.19 | Perhaps four-time All-Star center Pau Gasol won't be on the move, after all. The Los Angeles Lakers have decided -- at least for now -- that they're better off keeping [Gasol], according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com Wednesday that the Lakers, after weighing the idea of making Gasol available before the trade deadline in February, are encouraged by the way he's played in the past three games, as well as his efforts to make amends for his recent public spat with coach Mike D'Antoni. ... Sources told ESPN.com this week that the Lakers, before Gasol's resurgent play, engaged in exploratory talks with several teams but never got too far with any of the calls. Among the teams they spoke with were the Rockets, sources say, but those conversations never got serious.

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December 19, 2013  07:33 AM ET

Those seven words are the kiss of death,,,,,

December 19, 2013  07:45 AM ET

But ... things can change from moment to moment.

December 19, 2013  08:10 AM ET

Well if you cant get a up and coming player for the guy then dont even bother...The problem is that yes his expiring contract is awesome but most bottom of the barrel teams dont need him.

December 19, 2013  08:18 AM ET

The Lakers are in love with this guy, not only is his salary hard to move but its hard to part with his offensive skills even though he's soft as the other side of the pillow. When Kobe is on the floor Gasol's skills are even more amplified. I did not see the Lakers giving up a low post scorer to replace him with a guy that does not score at all.

December 19, 2013  08:32 AM ET

Your Services Are No Longer Needed, Bro.

December 19, 2013  08:42 AM ET

In other words your stock is just going up because you're playing better.

December 19, 2013  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Those seven words are the kiss of death,,,,,

The Celtics in seven over the Lakers?

Kiss of death, for one of us anyway...

December 19, 2013  08:56 AM ET

The only thing bad I could find about this article was...



Mike D'Antoni's name!

December 19, 2013  09:00 AM ET

Lakers will have to make him walk otherwise they can't get younger or grab another star player. But then again this is the same Lakers who re-upped Kobe's contract on a death wish. Maybe Gasol's name was on the will as well.

December 19, 2013  10:15 AM ET

Gasol isn't going anywhere.

December 19, 2013  10:21 AM ET

It isn't like tons of suitors are lining up, bro!

December 19, 2013  10:40 AM ET

He's going to Disneyland

December 19, 2013  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

The only thing bad I could find about this article was... Mike D'Antoni's name!

Yep, Dumby is a disgrace.

Gasol is on the trading block big time and this article just adds to the fire.

December 19, 2013  10:44 AM ET

I would think gasol is worth more than asik in trade value

December 19, 2013  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Yep, Dumby is a disgrace.Gasol is on the trading block big time and this article just adds to the fire.

the Lakers FO think Damntonie has an awesome smile

December 19, 2013  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I would think gasol is worth more than asik in trade value

He is but finding a way to match salaries in a trade AND give the Lakers what they want is very hard.

December 19, 2013  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

He is but finding a way to match salaries in a trade AND give the Lakers what they want is very hard.

I don't think that's it at all.....
I think they know kobe likes him and that they are afraid they will upset the mamba by moving him.
That being said-
if they can bring back a player (even if its a bad contract) that can help- I think they will

December 19, 2013  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

the Lakers FO think Damntonie has an awesome smile

True.

December 19, 2013  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

True.

Hahaha, he is a perfect Mr. Pringles.

 
December 19, 2013  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Hahaha, he is a perfect Mr. Pringles.

All the Lakers coaches resemble something or somebody else...

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