Lakers Trade Rumors: Grizzlies Not Interested In Acquiring Pau Gasol

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles LakersOver the past few years, Pau Gasol has constantly been mentioned in trade rumors with the Spaniard always almost on his way out in a blockbuster deal.

With the Los Angeles Lakers struggling this season and possibly headed toward a high draft pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Gasol has started to get mentioned in trade rumors once again. Even though the most recent deal that would’ve sent him to the Cleveland Cavaliers fell apart, Gasol may still be on the move with less than a month to go before the NBA trade deadline on Feb. 20.

It’ll come as no surprise to see Gasol mentioned in another trade rumor over the next few weeks, but don’t expect the Memphis Grizzlies to be involved, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders:

And lets stop the Pau wants to be in Memphis talk. They want no part of his $19 million contract. If he’ll sign there as a free agent on the cheap they’d take him, but they are not trading for him.

Earlier in the season, Gasol let it be known that a return to Memphis in free agency is an intriguing option, labeled it as ‘appealing,’ which came as no surprise.

Playing alongside his brother, Marc, and returning to familiar surroundings in Memphis makes sense for Gasol. However, there’s no telling what the Grizzlies will do with Zach Randolph and although Gasol heading back to Memphis could be an option, it won’t happen in a trade.

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