Rival Executives Believe Pau Gasol Will Be Traded to Phoenix Suns
And the saga continues. Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol has been the discussion of trade talks for months now, and the Phoenix Suns have routinely been named as potential suitors for the big man. With the trade deadline fast approaching, the rumors surrounding this trade are reaching a boiling point, and rival executives believe a deal is imminent.
Rival executives believe the Lakers and Suns will resume trade talks, with Pau Gasol ultimately being traded to Phoenix.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 19, 2014
The Phoenix Suns have been shopping around Emeka Okafor’s expiring contract, and getting an inside presence would serve them well if they wish to become true threats in the playoffs. Gasol would also provide a welcome veteran presence to a team with three promising young bigs in Markieff Morris, Miles Plumlee, and Alex Len. This trade makes sense for both sides, and would be yet another brilliant move by Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough, who has turned this team from a squad destined for a top five pick to a true playoff contender.