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Sources with knowledge of the discussions told ESPN.com 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.