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Pau Gasol, 30-game rental

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07:33 AM ET 02.14 | As much as the All-Star Game may be about to dominate NBA headlines, the league's trade deadline will come on its heels. Arriving four days after LeBron James and Kevin Durant shoot it out during the All-Star Game's fourth quarter, the rumors will be flying. ... The names, issues and teams to watch are highlighted by Pau Gasol and his expiring contract. With Pau a potential 30-game rental, his injury isn't exactly helping the Lakers in their quest for a draft pick. The Suns, who find themselves stuck in the middle of the playoff derby during an expected tank season, reportedly are hoping to acquire a player good enough and young enough to help them both now and later. They have Emeka Okafor's expiring contract and a fistful of outside-the-lottery first-round picks as bait.

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February 14, 2014  08:14 AM ET

C'mon Suns!!!

2 first round picks for Pau Gasol!


Whatcha waiting for???

February 14, 2014  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

C'mon Suns!!! 2 first round picks for Pau Gasol! Whatcha waiting for???

That's not enough. 3 first round and Bledsoe plus Okafor's expiring contract. That's the only way to satisfy the Lakers...

February 14, 2014  08:38 AM ET

lakers waited too long to move him.
stubborn + delusional = smh

February 14, 2014  09:06 AM ET

Your Days Are Numbered, Bro.

February 14, 2014  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

That's not enough. 3 first round and Bledsoe plus Okafor's expiring contract. That's the only way to satisfy the Lakers...

From your lips to God's ears...

February 14, 2014  09:24 AM ET

A fully healthy Pau could help a team make a playoff push or playoff run......

But, nobody wants to give up assessts for rentals anymore........

February 14, 2014  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

lakers waited too long to move him.stubborn + delusional = smh

couldn't agree with you more. they should've moved this guy last season.

February 14, 2014  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

A fully healthy Pau could help a team make a playoff push or playoff run...... But, nobody wants to give up assessts for rentals anymore........

thats not necessarily true-
teams don't want to give up a ton of assets- which the lakers are holding out for
everyone has their price-
the lakers just want the moon, instead of just getting back something

also- if he is hurt now, again, that lowers the price also.

February 14, 2014  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

C'mon Suns!!! 2 first round picks for Pau Gasol! Whatcha waiting for???

Okafor, a filler contract and a 1st rounder is about all the Lakers will get for him.

February 14, 2014  10:36 AM ET

Mecca said Okafor and Bledsoe for him. I can't believe the Suns would do that. Bledsoe hasn't eveb sniffed his prime yet.

February 14, 2014  11:04 AM ET

They should have traded him. He clearly is not in long term plans with the team so why not get what you can.

February 14, 2014  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

That's not enough. 3 first round and Bledsoe plus Okafor's expiring contract. That's the only way to satisfy the Lakers...

I change my mind. Still not enough. Cash will also be needed.

February 14, 2014  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Mecca said Okafor and Bledsoe for him. I can't believe the Suns would do that. Bledsoe hasn't eveb sniffed his prime yet.

The Suns are not fools there is no reason to trade Bledsoe as they proved at least briefly that Dragic and Bledsoe can play together.

February 14, 2014  11:12 AM ET
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The Suns are not fools there is no reason to trade Bledsoe as they proved at least briefly that Dragic and Bledsoe can play together.

word is that the suns will not keep both long term.
I think what they do will be based off of what they end up signing EB for this summer.

But they have big flaws up front which they must address if they want to really compete.

February 14, 2014  11:15 AM ET
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But they have big flaws up front which they must address if they want to really compete.

That's why Gasol makes a lot of sense for them. Plumlee has potential but Gasol is an upgrade and they need to do that to give them a shot at the playoffs and a punchers chance of competing.

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February 14, 2014  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

A fully healthy Pau could help a team make a playoff push or playoff run...... But, nobody wants to give up assessts for rentals anymore........

Didnt the Cavs just do that for Deng?

February 14, 2014  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

LOL....only DJ thinks that would even be close to possible

Trolling early but it's what you do.

February 14, 2014  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Okafor, a filler contract and a 1st rounder is about all the Lakers will get for him.

even that is too much...2 picks or Okafur and a role'ie is all I would give for him...I mean if he were under a reasonable contract for another 2-3 years then maybe something more...but for a injured,old rental?

 
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