HoopsHype Pau Gasol rumors

February 26, 2014 Updates

Gasol called for more discipline, presumably from D'Antoni, saying there were too many "individual actions" right now. Eleven of the Lakers' 15 players are in the final year of their contracts, a big problem on a losing team, no? "Probably. That's part of it," Gasol said. "But that's why you have to be disciplined and implement discipline. That's how you kind of make that better or make that not a factor. I don't think there's a lot of discipline right now." Los Angeles Times

Kobe Bryant is a natural disciplinarian but isn't with the team while recovering from a fractured knee. Gasol suggested it was D'Antoni's job without actually mentioning him. "I wouldn't put that responsibility on [Bryant]. He's frustrated with his situation and his injuries," Gasol said. "I don't think he has to be the one implementing the discipline." Los Angeles Times

February 24, 2014 Updates
February 21, 2014 Updates

Lamar Odom is seeking a second basketball chance in Spain and despite being 34 years old, he just wants to play again. On Friday he was presented to the Spanish media and he was quite frank about his motivation to leave behind him the States and play basketball in Europe. As he said: “I talked to my agent and he told me about Laboral Kutxa’s offer. I called Pau Gasol, who spoke highly of coach Scariolo. I quickly accepted the offer, it only took me three days. They have also told me that Vitoria is a city with great love for basketball. I understand that not everything revolves around me, I do not mind the difference between European and NBA basketball. The important thing is to be a humble person”. EuroHoops.net

After making it through a third straight trade deadline remaining a member of the Los Angeles Lakers when it appeared he might have to be packing his bags, Pau Gasol is looking forward to controlling his destiny this summer. "It would be nice to be in that position," Gasol said Thursday. "At least for a few days. And then I'll be back in somebody else's hands." ESPN.com

For the first time in Gasol's 13-year career, the big man will become an unrestricted free agent when the market opens July 1. While Gasol said he "wanted" and "preferred" to finish the 2013-14 season with the Lakers, that doesn't mean he will feel the same way about the franchise beyond that. "No grudges. No hard feelings," Gasol said of hearing his name mentioned in rumors right up until Thursday's noon PT deadline passed. "It is what it is. I'm just glad there are a lot of teams interested in me. That's a good sign. When a lot of teams knock on the door and ask for you, that means you're valuable." ESPN.com

February 20, 2014 Updates

Ken Berger: For those wondering, there is no deal pending for Pau Gasol at deadline, league source says. Lakers set to keep him, and his Bird rights. Twitter @KBergCBS

February 19, 2014 Updates

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