NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers Must Accept Rockets’ Blockbuster Offer for Pau Gasol

March 6th, 2012 by David Daniels Leave a reply »

Jim Buss can’t choke.

The Los Angeles Lakers will not, cannot win an NBA championship this season with their current roster.  Rumors have it though, that the bait they’ve placed has been approached by a 10-point buck and Buss can’t freeze — he must pull the trigger.

ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported that the Houston Rockets are offering Kevin Martin, Luis Scola, Goran Dragic and potentially a first-round pick for Pau Gasol.

A skeptical fan’s reaction to this trade is that the Lakers are giving up three quarters for a dollar, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. 

Gasol isn’t the best power forward in the world that analysts were labeling him after he aided LA in  winning back-to-back titles.  The Spaniard is averaging just 16.7 points per game this season compared to 15.2 from Scola.  Believe it or not, there wouldn't be a drastic offensive drop-off at the 4-spot.

Though Scola’s rebounding numbers pale in comparison to Gasol's, they can afford to take a dip on the boards to sure up their catastrophic weaknesses.

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