Lakers Rumors: Lakers Targeting Ryan Anderson For Pau Gasol?
By Ryan Ward | December 2, 2012
The trade rumors continue to circulate around the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers supposedly dangling Pau Gasol once again in order to find a better fit at the power forward position for Mike D’Antoni’s offensive system.
The ideal fit for this position would be a forward that can stretch the defense with an ability to consistently be a force from beyond the arc. Reportedly, one player that continues to get mentioned as a potential candidate for the Lakers in a trade scenario with Gasol is Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Hornets according to Mitch Lawrence of NyDailyNews.com:
The name that keeps coming up for the Lakers is Ryan Anderson, the Hornets’ long-distance shooter who was once a Net and later played for three seasons with Howard in Orlando. He’d be perfect. But first, they want to see if Nash can jump-start Gasol.
The current Lakers squad has yet to reach its true potential with Steve Nash yet to make his return to the floor after suffering a leg fracture in the second game of the year. Without Nash running the show at the point guard position, there’s no telling if Gasol is truly the right fit as the team’s starting power forward.
If Gasol continues to struggle in D’Antoni’s system even after the return of Nash, there’s a good chance the Lakers’ front office will pursue a trade for Anderson or a player with a similar skillset.
WHAT DO U GUYS THINK ABOUT THIS TRADE? i KNOW PAU IS A BETTER PLAYER RIGHT NOW , BUT RYAN IS YOUNG, 24 HAS ALOT OF POTENTIAL, FITS D ANTONI SYSTEM AND WILL FIT GREATLY WITH DWIGHT...