NBA Trade Rumors – Pau Gasol to Atlanta Hawks?
The LA Lakers are a mess and the team is likely not going to get any better this season, but that doesn't mean that can't begin preparations for the future by adding younger talent.
Pau Gasol is now coming off the bench and while he has yet to complain, it is hard to imagine a former All-Star is happy with his situation on the West Coast. A deal before the NBA trade deadline could help him and the franchise.
Atlanta is one team that could use a veteran in the paint and the Hawks have their own disgruntled player in Josh Smith. While this deal seems a bit one-sided, both teams would get what they need to improve and for the Hawks, they still have a shot to make a big move in the Eastern Conference. Adding Gasol would only improve their shot at success.
With the NBA trade deadline quickly approaching, basketball experts believe a number of big-named players will move in the coming weeks, but a deal like this is one that could change the landscape in the league for the next few seasons and one that could help the LA Lakers keep Dwight Howard on their roster for a few more years.