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Pau Gasol for K.Love and the #2 Pick

I've read this on a couple of websites. I'm a Laker fan and I would def take this trade. K.Love is longer, tougher, scrapper, a walking double-double and cheaper! Plus the #2 pick. The lakers need a couple younger pLayers. This trade works with the T-wolves because Gasol and Rubio have a connection and it's good marketing scheme. What do ya'll think??


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I would argue that Pau Gasol

I would argue that Pau Gasol is longer than Kevin Love.

also, could you provide us with a link to this? I would hate for you to lose credibility.

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ummm yeah Gasol is longer

ummm yeah Gasol is longer than Love, how you come up with Love being longer?..Anyway ive read this on espn and other sites as well... Its been out there for a couple of days now

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i dunoo

I would love this trade if I was a Lakers fan but absolutely hate it from the Wolves perspective. While the T-wolves like Gasol because of his relationship with Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love is a future star. Gasol is 30 years old and averaged 18.8ppg and 10.2rpg, while Kevin Love is 22 years old and averaged 20.2ppg and 15.2rpg. Numbers favor Love big time. Plus throw in the # 2 pick...LOL.....If Khan did this he should be fired on the spot!!!

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Just rumors..
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Kevin Love is not longer then

Kevin Love is not longer then Pau Gasol.

If I was LA, I would do this deal as well. Take Brandon Knight with that #2 pick.

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I like the way you think

I like the way you think BKKnickfan..

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LoL.. K-Love is 6'9 and Gasol

LoL.. K-Love is 6'9 and Gasol is 7'0.. Both average arm legnths and I would venture to say that Gasol has a longer reach...

Anyway, if the Lakers pull this one off, I would be amazed... They would shed money and get better and younger... Crazy...

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damn would this be a coup for

damn would this be a coup for the lakers..... as adidas says, impossible is nothing, especially if ur dealing with the kahn man

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wow that would b somethign kahn would do

if im the lakers that deal would have already been done heck id almost trade gasol for the no 2 pick too get either irving or b knight as the pg of the future gasol while he did help the lakers get rings bitcched out in this years play offs

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The Lakers wouldn't be

The Lakers wouldn't be getting better. Pau Gasol is better then Kevin Love. Also, they would have to take on another salary ( probably Martell Webster), so they probably have the same amount of money because you gotta pay Love.

The #2 pick is the deciding factor.

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Im sure that if they had to

Im sure that if they had to take back a contract, it would be bought out.. And they would be better because Love is getting better every year while Gasol's best year is behind him.. He would put up big numbers for the Wolves but because he would be such a huge part of their offense.. Then, the Lakers could take a nice guard like Knight or trade the number 2 pick for the number 7 pick and cash or Jason Thompson and draft Jimmer Fredette....

Lots and lots of options for the Lakers if this trade goes down..

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My first thought would be

My first thought would be what does Kobe think of this as he loses his running mate but the flipside would be it makes the Lakers younger with Bynum, K-Love and the number 2 pick and gives Coach Brown a young core to look to build around post Kobe.

With all due respect to K-Love's amazing stats I feel that Gasol offers much more than his stats show.

If the Lakers could make the deal work then it also saves them a ton of luxury tax.

Gasol may be a friend of Rubio but I do wonder if he would be happy playing on a struggling team at this stage of his career especially as his early and last years at Memphis were spent on a then struggling team.

David Kahn and logic don't go together as far as trades go.

If the Lakers do get 2nd pick then I agree that Knight would be logical and if they could then trade down a place or two to get him and pick up another asset or two then the deal becomes even better for them.

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Bad trade for the Wolves

Bad trade for the Wolves peroid, especially after Gasols last playoff performance.

Love was an all star too

You must be a Lakers fan to think of this trade.

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This trade would be

This trade would be amazing.

If they did flip this somehow, then traded Bynum Odom and 2 future rounders for Hedo and Dwight Howard.

They could have a Sweet line up for a while

Knight-Kobe-Hedo-Love-Howard

I would be drooling as Kobe goes for another 3 rings

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Maybe I'm confused, wasn't

Maybe I'm confused, wasn't Gasol a all star starter?

Lakers prob win, but not by much

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The Wolves get ripped off.

The Wolves get ripped off. Gasol is good and an all-star but he has already peaked. The deep playoff runs have really gotten to him (plus all the games for the Spanish team).

The Lakers rebuild with the best rebounder of the two and a good passer too. With Irving going to the Cavs, the 2nd pick would be Derrick Williams. A lineup of Kobe at the 2, Williams at the 3, Love at the 4, and Bynum at the 5, with Odom, Artest, and Fisher off the bench, would give the Lakers a GREAT team with a chance at getting back to the Finals. If they can draft a halfway decent point guard, hold onto Shannon Brown, maybe add a backup center (like one of the Miami Cadavers such as Mags, Dampier, or Juwan Howard), and possibly another free agent point guard like Carlos Arroyo then the Lakers could get back to the Finals.

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Whatever it is,

the Lakers better work something out because they suck now.

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The Wolves get ripped off.

The Wolves get ripped off. Gasol is good and an all-star but he has already peaked.

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Incorrect? Provide

Incorrect? Provide evidence...

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Terrible trade for the

Terrible trade for the Wolves. I'm pretty sure they want to make Love the face of the franchise, and why would they trade him for someone so much older, PLUS you add in the #2 pick? Uh, yeah, no way this happens. And as for the people who say "well Kahn is Kahn," I believe that Kahn wants to keep Love, based on some of his comments. He's found his face of the franchise, he should just work on getting all the pieces he can to surround Love with talent so that he won't leave when his contract is up.

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He's been the same guy for

He's been the same guy for the past 5 seasons numbers wise and he's 30. I also never thought Gasol wasn't soft. I still thant he can be a solid 17-10-3 guy for the next 3-5 seasons to be honest.

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I'm pretty sure Gasol has

I'm pretty sure Gasol has already peaked. He's not going to get better than he is now.

The Lakers get a great young player that can be a dangerous combo with Bynum in the post-Kobe years. Not to mention, they also received the 2nd pick, which could be Irving, Williams, or Knight. Definitely a great combo for the future and it keeps them as contenders for the rest of Kobe's years.

The T-Wolves get an All-Star player that can provide a good veteran presence, which they need with all the young players.

T-Wolves get the short end of the stick. Kahn would do this though...

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Did Dirk Peak at 30?...Most

Did Dirk Peak at 30?...Most guys who are rated at as the best at their position don't peak at 30 they tend to get a little better because they start to think the game more than use their physical abilities. It is possible that he has peaked but if thats the case then for the next 3-4 years you have the best or one of the best PF's in the game which is pretty good, especially now that he will be playing with a passing PG.

As far as stats, you can't compare them because Love stats didnt lead to wins and Gasol probably would have averaged more point and reb then he did this year if he played for the Wolves. I can understand the Wolves and their win no apporach as well as prepare for the future which they would do by getting Gasol. Big men with his skill set tend to be able to perform at a high level for a long time (ala K.G)

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If this happens

I quit being a basketball fan. Surely, David Kahn isn't THAT stupid.........is he?

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I'm gonna go out on that limb

I'm gonna go out on that limb and say Bynum is overrated.

Anyhow, when I think peaked, I think someone who's going to decline. I don't think Gasol declined or is going to in the next 2-3 years. I would say he's in his prime.

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I can't believe people are

I can't believe people are saying the Lakers are getting a bad deal, if this happened then they would have raped the Wolves. gasol is over 30 I wouldn't even give a top 5 pick for him.

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SLCJazz82 Reread the comments then tell

SLCJazz82, reread the comments then tell me if you still think people are saying the Lakers are getting a bad deal

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gasol is over 30 exactly 30

gasol is over 30

exactly 30

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Phil might come out of

Phil might come out of retirement if the Lakers could pull that off.

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Naw G

There is no way the Wolve's accept.

Love for Pau str8 up maybe

They give up their sole all star and their highest lotto pick ever and miss out on the chance to pick derrick williams to play alongside Rubio for the hopes that the fact Rubio and Pau already have chemistry will allow the Triangle Offense to have immediate success.

Love's ability to pass and shoot 3's at 40% trumps Pau's advantage on the block and defense IMO

Derrick Williams has the ability to be a Rudy Gay/Paul Millsap hyrbid at 6'9 245 lbs you dont just give away talent like that.

Only way this gets done if a third team is involved and helps the Lakers pull this off by giving the wolves another piece.

Rubio, Wesley Johnson, Derrick Williams, Kevin Love, Darko

Bench: Beasley, A Randolph, Martell Webster, J Flynn, Pekovic, Hayward, Ellington

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As a wolves

As a wolves fan i would hate this! K-Love is better then Pau on his own! Much less add the 2 pick in the draft! Sorry but this trade is just awful! He is the face of our team (even if we do suck!) He is tougher and stronger and just as skilled as Pau. And i think he is going to make a big jump in D this year. And he is 8 years younger! No way this trade should go through! Even if it was just Pau for Love.

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note to self... lakers fans

note to self... lakers fans post the dumbest of the dumb trade suggestions..

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Why wouldn't the Wolves

Why wouldn't the Wolves accept when they are the one's who brought up the trade. They came to the Lakers with the trade idea its the Lakers who are tryna decide if they will go through with. The trade idea is that the Wolves want Gasol now both teams have to figure out what it will take to make the deal happen. According to ESPN asources it will either be

Love, a bunch of players
Love a bunch of players and the number 2 pick
Beasley, the number 2 pick and a bunch of players
Love beasley and a bunch of players (wolves keep pick)

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This didnt come from Laker

This didnt come from Laker fans, Came from the Wolves Organization

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Esperenzafleet69's... Make

Esperenzafleet69's... Make another note to yourself to read the whole thing before posting. This is coming from web sources and the press, not laker's fans.

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funny

My friend said this exact trade to me, and i slapped him. Justin is that you?

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One question

What motive would the Timberwolves have to do this trade?

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"What motive would the Timberwolves have to do this trade?"

David Kahn

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@Swishh 23 i dont see any

@Swishh 23

i dont see any links

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I think Pau has peaked in the

I think Pau has peaked in the sense that he is not going to get any better and I think he can't play as many minutes as he used to. If he gives you 17 and 10 then that is good but he put up 18-19 and around 10 boards on the Grizzlies. I think he is still in his prime though for another year or two but he is past his peak. He went to 3 straight NBA finals, played a ton of minutes early in this season at center, went to the 2nd round this year, and he has played for the Spanish team in the summer. The mileage is adding up. Plus, he got drafted in 2001.

With that trade the Lakers will have Kobe (who is getting some rest in a longer than normal summer), and a GREAT front line with Love at power forward, Bynum at center, Derrick Williams at small forward, and Lamar Odom and Ron Artest off the bench. A ton of depth with a need for a backup center (who they can either draft or pick up an old veteran big man to play a few minutes a night) and a point guard plus a backup shooter. With the draft picks they can get Jon Diebler or someone like that. Shannon Brown is a free agent and if they don't want to resign him then I would throw a lot of money at Mario Chalmers who I think may turn into a younger version of Chauncey Billups. I like Chalmers a lot. If LA can get him then that would be a major blow to the Heat (right now he is their 4th guy basically). If Miami matches a big contract offer then that would take some money away that the Heat could use to sign other guys which would also help LA (who could go back to the Finals with this trade).

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Twolves Feel that Gasol will

Twolves Feel that Gasol will help with the transition of Rubio and that there is no player in the draft at 2 that will help them get a significant amount of wins next season(which is true especially since they have a better player at both positions that Williams would play)

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LMFAOOOO!!! HOW IS KEVIN LOVE

LMFAOOOO!!!

HOW IS KEVIN LOVE LONGER THAN GASOL

i hope thats a joke

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Also word is Love is gonna

Also word is Love is gonna leave once he becomes a free agent(doesn't seem to like it there nor does he get along with the higher ups so ive read)

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Maybe they're looking at this from the wrong angle,

how about Love and #2 for Kobe?

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" I've read this on a couple

" I've read this on a couple of websites. I'm a Laker fan and I would def take this trade. K.Love is longer, tougher, scrapper, a walking double-double and cheaper! Plus the #2 pick. The lakers need a couple younger pLayers."

The Lakers hired a defensive-minded coach, and you want them to deal for an abhorrent defensive player who not only didn't commit to that end but couldn't grasp why his coach would be bothered by that. Maybe you ought to put down those Bruin pom poms and get back to reality.

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This is very easy situation

This is very easy situation to look at. Pau maybe gets the Wolves to 30 wins next year. Great we are a late lottery team but not really any better off than we are now. By the time the rest of the team matures in 3 years and we are ready to compete for the playoffs Pau has clearly fallen off from elite level of play. On the other hand Love will be only 25 and just entering his prime. Throw on top of that either Williams or Kanter being in their 3rd year in the league and this trade starts to look very one sided. This would clearly be a terrible trade for the Twolves. For anyone trying to argue that this trade would happen cause its Kahn or that the Wolves need to do this cause of the Spanish connection with Rubio are simply grasping at straws. The Wolves do not do this trade because by the time the team is ready to be competitive Pau is no longer an elite player.

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I would agree except the

I would agree except the Lakers are actually really listening to the T-wolves and are trying to make a deal to get Love. Probably because defense can be taught to young players (Rose still is a average to below average defender but he has gotten better). Hopefully this trade doesn't happen so the Lakers won't be title contenders for even more years

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I would agree except the

I would agree except the Lakers are actually really listening to the T-wolves and are trying to make a deal to get Love. Probably because defense can be taught to young players (Rose still is a average to below average defender but he has gotten better). Hopefully this trade doesn't happen so the Lakers won't be title contenders for even more years

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Not approving or disproving

Not approving or disproving the deal, but this actually is a legit deal, not just fan speculation for those of you who want proof... There's one link that I can't seem to find where the deal looks like it's dead. Lakers are pretty much demanding the #2 pick and Love, but the Wolves, even though they are willing to give up #2, will not give up Love because of Gasol's salary and the CBA talks.

http://news.google.com/news/search?aq=f&pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=pau+g...

http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=20154

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/739057-nba-how-kevin-love-for-pau-gas...

http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/features/rumors?date=20110620&action=logi...

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Classic T-Wolves

Trading Love for Gasol straight-up sounds absurd on its face. At this moment Love is more productive than Gasol. And when you consider age, salary and the #2 pick, the trade is comical. The only possible motivation I could see for trading Love is if cward23 is correct: Love is on his way out once his contract expires. However, Love still has far more trade value than what is being offered here. He's the best rebounder the NBA has seen in a very long time and his game is improving every year. If Minn announced that Love was on the block, a lot of teams would come calling offering a lot more than a skilled, but not dominant, 30-year-old C.

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