Lakers News: Pau Gasol Remains A Laker After Trade Deadline Passes

After three years of trade speculation, Pau Gasol has avoided being traded elsewhere and will remain with the Los Angeles Lakers for the rest of the season according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports:

Although it seemed inevitable that Gasol would be moved before the NBA trade deadline, the Lakers decided to hold on to the two-time NBA champion thus retaining his Bird rights. Gasol may ultimately headed elsewhere this summer in free agency, but for the time being he’ll remain in Los Angeles until his contract expires.

Gasol may have been able to dodge the bullet in terms of being dealt by the Lakers, but the same can’t be said for Steve Blake or Chris Kaman. Blake was traded to the Golden State Warriors right before the Lakers played host to Dwight Howard’s Houston Rockets on Wednesday night at the Staples Center.

As for Kaman, the veteran center was thought to possibly be on his way to the Philadelphia 76ers replacing the recently traded Spencer Hawes. Despite putting up solid numbers went given the time on the floor, Kaman never really fit into head coach Mike D’Antoni’s system and therefore was deemed expendable. A trade may still go down involving Kaman, but nothing was announced at the deadline.
______________________________________________________________________________
Lakers Trade Steve Blake To Golden State Warriors For Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Carmelo Anthony Not Concerned About Role

After bouncing around the league the last few years and finding some success in a bench role with the Portland Trail Blazers…

Lakers Expected To Retire Paul Gasol’s No. 16 Jersey After He Officially Retires

Former Los Angeles Lakers great Pau Gasol officially retired from basketball in a press conference on Tuesday, a move that…

Free Agent Jermaine O’Neal: ‘I Feel the Best I Have in 5 Years’

During the NBA Summer League, the attention has been geared more towards…

Lakers News: Luke Walton Discusses Keeping His Spirits High

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton is in a much different position than he was a year ago. As an assistant on the Golden State Warriors, Walton didn’t experience too many losses…