With the big Pau Gasol rumor that happened last week I began to think of reasons why this would be the case. it is superemely likely this was just one in a series of wild rumors for the next 4 weeks or so till the trade deadline.
But what if there is a bigger implication here? I threw out some scenarios where we acquire Gasol to move Pek while his trade value is at an all time high to get a wing (like Evan Turner) but then I began putting my Voodoo Magic hat on and looking at potential bigger picture deals and this was something I came up with
who says no:
Houston Rockets: Pau Gasol
this is a pretty sound deal from what I can tell and salaries all work. Houston gets the player they covet while paying a fair but not too steep price (Martin, Budinger, Dragic, Lee all good players but they don't have to move Lowrey) . The NO Hornets get a young player to build around, a quality veteran in Martin and a producing player in Ridnour plus they free some salary up by moving Oakafor contract. LA moves their supposedly awful contract with Gasol and replaces it with a quality big to pair with Bynum and too starting wing players to pair with Braynt to give them another title run. the Wolves get the wings they have been looking for.
I think this is pretty solid. What are the holes (outside of the fact reality happens and trades like this never happen)? Do you like it? Love it? or Hate it?