Lakers Rumors: Why Knicks’ Pursuit of Pau Gasol Makes Sense for Both Teams

June 28th, 2014 by Ryan Davenport Leave a reply »

From the sound of things, big changes are coming for the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Earlier this week, the team took their first step to returning to glory, at the 2014 NBA draft, as former University of Kentucky Wildcat Julius Randle slipped to No. 7, providing Mitch Kupchak with his power forward of the present and future. 

But, as one promising young asset enters the fold, a one-time franchise cornerstone seems to be preparing to exit, as Pau Gasol's time in L.A. may be finished within a matter of days.

Per ESPN's Marc Stein, the New York Knicks are preparing to take a run at the four-time All-Star, lead by Phil Jackson, the man who coached Gasol to a pair of NBA titles with the Lakers. 

And there's a possibility that the Spaniard's arrival would serve as a pivotal factor in convincing Carmelo Anthony to stay with the Knicks. 

Sources told that Knicks officials, while not willing to trumpet it publicly with free agency fast approaching, are quietly confident about their odds of retaining Anthony thanks in part to the idea that new team president Phil Jackson and the h ...

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