Lakers Trade Rumors: Breaking Down Pau Gasol’s Trade Value

May 22nd, 2012 by Tim Keeney Leave a reply »

Pau Gasol's time with the Los Angeles Lakers may be numbered. That is, if he can attract any sort of value in return for the Lake Show. 

After the Lakers were ousted from the playoffs by the Oklahoma City Thunder, the common notion has become that either Gasol or Andrew Bynum are on their way out. 

Bynum would bring more in return, but as HoopsWorld's Eric Pincus explains, Gasol is valuable in his own right:

Re: Pau Gasol. I've spoken to multiple nba executives and scouts - teams looking for someone like Pau is a not-over-the-hump almost playoff teams. Just having someone like Gasol, I've been told, can put a team that just can't break through to the next level. Naturally there are flaws in Gasol, you need a tough-guy rebounder next to him - he makes a ton of $ - but the Lakers will have queries. Not sure there is anywhere close to a CP3 return.

Let's take a deeper look at exactly what Gasol currently brings to the table, and what kind of value he can bring in a trade. 



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