Podcast: How the Bulls can get Pau Gasol

We’ve already told you that the Los Angeles Lakers have Ryan Anderson atop their wish list if they decide to trade Pau Gasol, who sat out last night’s loss to the Houston Rockets with what the Lakers called “knee tendinitis.”

Guess the “big boy pants” will have to wait for another night.

With each passing day, it appears the likelihood of the Lakers moving Gasol increases. We are now 10 days away from Dec. 15 — the date when players who signed as free agents over the summer (such as Anderson) become trade-eligible.

In yesterday’s post on Anderson, we noted that the Chicago Bulls, who have long coveted Gasol, have the goods to get a deal done in a three-way trade if they are willing to part ways with Taj Gibson, a future No. 1 draft pick owed to them by the Bobcats, plus a little more.

That little more could include EuroStash asset Nikola Mirotic, who we have written about often on this site.

Yes, the Hornets love Anderson, who will be 27 years old in three years when the Hornets expect to be a contnding team again. But is they can turn him into three valuable assets that will boost their rebuilding plan, it is something they are going to have to take a hard look at.

I discussed that possibility on 95.7 The Game in the Bay Area. Click the play button below to listen.

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  3. Phil Jackson says

    I have lost all respect for Chris Sheridan. Does he have any idea what players are worth in the NBA these days? This is the most lopsided suggested trade I have ever read. LMAO !!!

  4. says

    If the Bulls make that move, or a similar move, I’m done with them until GarPax is gone. That would be beyond terrible.

    Lakers: “Hey, we’ve got a 32 year-old PF we’ve been trying to trade for two years who has no knees. What can we get for him?”

    Bulls: “hmm…top 5 pick, top 5 player in Europe, top 5 6th man?”

    Pelicans: “LOL do it!”

    Lakers: “oh sh*t they’re serious? wow. lol!”

    Bulls: “We’re excited to pair up Gasol with Boozer, so we have two PFs who can’t dunk and don’t play defense, and who cost about $40M/year combined.”

    Bulls fans: “wtf”

  5. Ryan says

    Taking on Gasol makes no sense unless this involves the Bulls moving Noah or Boozer. There’s also no reason to think NO would part with Anderson.

  6. BullySixChicago says

    Why would the Bulls trade Gibson, the B’cats pick and Mirotic for Gasol, please to even suggest that move makes me think you are a laker fan.

  7. Tim says

    Coming from a Bulls fan, no thanks to this deal. Gibson, Mirotic, and a 1st round pick have more value than Gasol alone.

  8. Steve H says

    Since Chicago is capped out, they have to give at least 85%-ish of Gasol’s $19M in players to make the deal work. Nobody wants Boozer, and I doubt they’ll give up Deng, Noah, or DRose.

  9. George Y says

    Gasol to Toronto for Bargnani and Calderon makes more sense for both parties.

    Money matches perfectly for both teams.
    Lakers get a big who shoots 3’s along with a Nash insurance policy for this year.
    Toronto rids itself of Bargs remaining money and gains a big whose style of play will allow Lowry, Derozan, and Valanciunas to thrive as the new core.

  10. George Y says

    Agree with some of your premise on Bulls-Lakers-Hornets trade but if the Bulls are going to give up Taj, (Boozer replacement, slotted to make a little more than half of Boozer’s annual salary) Mirotic, (future Euroleague MVP, possible Deng replacement) and the Charlotte pick (the most valuable asset of all trade items) why would they do it for a 32 yr old PF/C.

    Gasol is still slotted to make almost 38mil with this season included.
    Gasol is on the decline much like Boozer was when the Bulls gave him a five year deal.
    Gasol can’t be amnestied.
    Gasol seems to be an emotional and psychological wreck. Can he handle Thibs?
    Are knee problems real or just a way to keep him off the court during Laker turmoil?

    The Bulls would be giving up too much for someone on the decline. The deal only makes sense if Boozer is somehow moved as well.
    If the Bulls want to gamble they should find a way to talk the Hornets into including Eric Gordon into the deal.

  11. Gar Forman says

    Ahahahaha this is too funny. Taj, Mirotic and a Bobcats 1st? You do realize that neither Gasol or Anderson have that kind of value, right?.


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