(CBS) — If you listen to John Ireland’s talk show or search ‘Lakers trade rumors’, no doubt you have seen Pau Gasol’s name being mentioned in nearly every trade involving the Lakers.
Even Gasol reads the rumors:
“There’s talks and rumors every day. Today I was reading it was Minnesota is really interested in trying to put a good package together,” he said. “[Other teams are] calling, and it seems like things are just waiting for the right offer to come along, for [the Lakers] to pull the trigger.”
The latest rumor has the Timberwolves offering Derrick Williams and draft picks for Gasol.(FSN.COM)
Gasol will play through the rumors, but he once again insisted he wants to remain a Lakers.
It is what it is. I’d like to be here. I’d like to make this team better and get back to a championship level, but it’s not up to me. ” (ESPNLosAngeles.com)