Originally Posted by BØBØ
Hawks are a tax team like the Lakers.
The trade doesn't work, numbers are 4 million apart
Josh Smith for Pau Gasol is not a good trade anyways. Pau is head and shoulders better than Smith, trade gets even worse if the Lakers have to take on some additional garbage Atlanta doesn't want to make the trade happen.
They never specified whether the deal was going to be a straight up trade between the two teams. Im sure there'd be some sort of package surrounding Smith.
Secondly I would like to mention that Gasol has appeared to be declining. Many people have even suggested that Pau is done at this age. Josh Smith is only 26 years old and has plenty of good years left. Good enough for a long term contract with this team. So I say before we lose Pau for garbage, or nothing, give him up for Josh, who averages around 20 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.7 blocks per game.
It also depends on what kind of garbage we're taking back like you said. If its some washed up veteran, lakers can buy them out. They don't HAVE to keep the garbage. This team needs to trim some of the fat anyways.