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Would this trade give us Pau(se)?



The league is looking for more youth for the Hornets. The Lakers want CP3 and are willing to part with Pau Gasol. Why wouldn't the T-Wolves (loaded w/ youth) make a play for Pau Gasol?

First, who do we not want to give up? I think that Love is the only untouchable on this team. We probably wouldn't want to part with DWill or RR either. Probably won't work, but how about this...

Lakers get CP3 and Anthony Tolliver (Why? Lakers get Chris Paul. AT helps the numbers work.)

T-Wolves get Pau and Trevor Ariza (Why Gasol? Athletic veteran guy who can play C. Friends w/ Rubio. Clears out the backlog of frontcourt players. Why Ariza? A plus defender and a guy who has shown he can score. His percentages went down next to CP3, though. But, next to Rubio, they should return to form.)

Hornets get Lakers first rd pick, Utah's future first rounder (from Al Jeff trade), Beasley, Pek, AR, and Wes. (Why? They get younger w/ picks and young players. Good contracts (ie not expensive). Get out from under Ariza's contract.)

The trade works in the ESPN Trade Machine.

We could streamline, too. Pull out Ariza and Tolliver and it still works.

Thoughts?

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