HoopsHype Pau Gasol rumors
The Lakers and Gasol are both lukewarm about reuniting. The Lakers will not pay Gasol near the $19.3 million he made this season. Despite Gasol’s versatility, the Lakers also believe his best years are behind him. Gasol will not return if he fields offers from championship-caliber teams and/or D’Antoni is retained. Still, Bryant’s support and Gasol’s affection for this franchise could ensure he has not expended his nine lives with the Lakers. Los Angeles Daily News
But how do the Lakers feel? “There’s great interest in re-signing Pau back,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak told the Daily News. “I don’t know why there would not be interest. He’s a Hall of Famer. But by virtue of being a free agent, he’s in the market place. By being in the market place, we have to see how things play out.” Los Angeles Daily News
Then there’s the possibility of playing with his brother in Memphis. “It’s appealing,” Gasol said. “We have a lof of fun always in the summers [playing together with the Spanish national team]. But I don’t know if it’s going to be completely 100 percent up to me, because there’s going to be a lot of teams that are going to be probably limited or conditioned to a trade, and the Lakers will probably have some say in that. We’ll see. It’ll be an interesting process. I don’t know if the Grizzlies are one of the teams that are most interested. “I’d love to play with Kobe more, because he’s a friend, he’s a winner and he’s a guy that I’ve been through a lot and won championships with. I would love to play with my brother, but you can’t have everything. Just try to think where is the best position for me to succeed collectively and individually.” ESPN.com
Pau Gasol: "I'm in therapy for an hour and a half everyday. There are several exercises to strengthen the sense of balance and to overcome vertigo. Execercises are strong movements of the head from side to side, so strong that they can cause dizziness. But it is precisely what we want, to control dizziness." Marca.com
Mark Heisler on Mike D'Antoni: "I think the Lakers have a chance to keep Pau Gasol on a one-year deal, and I think that would be enhanced if D'Antoni is not here. It's almost like a choice between Pau Gasol and Mike D'Antoni." HoopsHype
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