Originally Posted by Marc Stein
The Toronto Raptors and Minnesota Timberwolves have already tried to discuss a trade for Pau Gasol with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to sources.
The Lakers are telling teams that they will assess the roster upon the return of Steve Nash.
Andrea Bargnani, Jose Calderon and Linas Kleiza are amongst the players the Raptors would consider moving for Gasol, according to sources.
The Wolves would love to add Gasol to form a three-man core with Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio. David Kahn would build an offer around Derrick Williams and Nikola Pekovic.
The Lakers' number one target is believed to be Ryan Anderson from the Hornets, but is considered virtually untouchable.
Interesting. I think Minny should pull the trigger on a Pekovic/Williams/filler for Gasol/filler trade. They're pretty much in win-now mode due to Love's unhappiness, if they acquire Pau they'd pretty much have no choice but to include Pekovic and Williams is a bust that they should be happy to get rid of.