Report: Suns Exploring Trade for Pau Gasol
Well this is interesting.
According to a report via Marc Stein of ESPN, the unexpectedly good Phoenix Suns are interested in Los Angeles Lakers big man Pau Gasol.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Suns, among the options being weighed as part of their well-chronicled desire to acquire an established player as they make an unexpected playoff push this season, have been exploring the feasibility of trading for the Lakers’ four-time All-Star.
One option for the Suns, by virtue of their $5.6 million in available salary-cap space, is swapping the expiring contract of injured big man Emeka Okafor for Gasol, even though Okafor’s $14.5 million salary this season falls well shy of Gasol’s $19.3 million.
The Suns have been looking to add another piece to strengthen their unexpectedly competitive team. Adding Gasol would definitely go a long way in that regard.