Go ahead and grab a lead in a Euroleague final against Olympiacos. Go on. I dare you.
Some of these players go on to be stars, such as Manu Ginobili, Ricky Rubio and Marc Gasol. Others, such as Milos Vujanic and Frederic Weis, never even smell the league.
I wholeheartedly agree, and that’s why the Bulls would be crazy to part with the Montengrin power forward in a trade for Pau Gasol, or almost anyone else.
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.