There’s been plenty of NBA rumors surfacing over the last couple of days following Pau Gasol being taken out of the starting lineup by Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni. With the way the Lakers have struggled so far this season, nothing would be a surprise at this point when it comes to certain players being on the move and one team that could certainly use a player like Gasol–the Toronto Raptors.
Despite their 15-26 record, the Raptors still have plenty of time to turn their season around as they currently sit 5 1/2 games out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. This team certainly has enough talent on their current roster, but adding a player like Gasol would give this team a huge advantage if he could live up to his old dominant self–especially since the team has struggled to find a big man as effective as Chris Bosh since he bolted for the Miami Heat.
At this point, everything is just talk, but there’s a good chance the Lakers will listen to just about any offer thrown their way and if the deal is right–it wouldn’t be a surprise if they at least considered a possible trade with Gasol involving Toronto. It’s clear Gasol is unhappy with the way things are turning out in Los Angeles this season and it doesn’t look like things are going to get better anytime soon–so maybe a deal like this is just what Gasol needs to have a fresh start with a new team.
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