HoopsHype Pau Gasol rumors

July 8, 2014 Updates

Eric Pincus: If Lakers do get Melo - and Pau - speculatively I could see Steve Blake and Caron Butler back with team - I hear Kobe recruiting both Twitter @EricPincus

July 7, 2014 Updates
July 6, 2014 Updates

Eric Pincus: Many misconceptions but Pau Gasol takes up $20 mil of Lakers' cap - that only goes away if he signs for less, leaves or is renounced. If Lakers cleared Gasol's $20 mil from their cap by renouncing him - they don't have his Bird Rights any more -can't sign him to go over cap. Twitter @EricPincus

July 5, 2014 Updates

A source said the Bulls would hope to engage the Lakers in sign-and-trade possibilities should they get a verbal commitment from Gasol. The Bulls would dangle the expiring $16.8 million contract of Carlos Boozer and likely would have to include sweeteners, possibly in the form of draft picks. Steve Nash has an expiring deal the Lakers have shopped in the past. Chicago Tribune

July 4, 2014 Updates
July 3, 2014 Updates

Ken Berger: By all indications, Thunder and Bulls remain favorites to land Pau Gasol. But if Melo stays in NY, could sway of Phil-Fish-Melo tip scales? Twitter @KBergCBS

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