Monday, December 30, 2013

Los Angeles Lakers offered Pau Gasol for Brook Lopez

Pau Gasol defends Brook Lopez in a game last year
Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images
The Brooklyn Nets have been in a couple of talks here and there but nothing has actually gone anywhere. The Los Angeles Lakers were be interested in the Brooklyn Nets' pieces, especially Brook Lopez (pre-injury). According to Marc Stein of ESPN, while the Lakers were guaging Pau Gasol's value on the market, they had come to the Brooklyn Nets to see if they were interested in parting with Brook Lopez. The Nets said no.
Sources with knowledge of the discussions told that the Lakers did indeed engage the Nets earlier this month in some exploratory talks to see if Brooklyn had interest in such a swap. Sources say that the Nets balked at the idea when it was presented before Lopez's injury, but it's still noteworthy if it happened.
Now that Lopez has gone down for the season, its unlikely that the Lakers' will be interested in Brook Lopez again.

Gasol has been averaging 14.7 points to go with 9.4 rebounds per game. Lopez was averaging 20.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game before the injury.

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