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Old 06-29-2012, 04:25 PM   #18
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Default Re: Lakers off season thread

Now that OJ Mayo is officially going to be a FA the rumors say the Lakers are interested still....

Sam Amico: Seeing some follow-ups on my reports last month Celtics have strong interest in O.J. Mayo. So do Lakers. Twitter

The T-Wolves talks are apparently heating up too:

The Minnesota Timberwolves are pulling out all the stops in an effort to land Pau Gasol. If they have to part with the highest draft choice in franchise history after just one season, the Wolves appear ready to do it. That much became clear leading up to the NBA draft on Thursday, when Minnesota offered Derrick Williams to the Charlotte Bobcats for the No. 2 pick as a vehicle to help them land Gasol from the Los Angeles Lakers, two people with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press.

They're probably figuring a core of Gasol, Rubio and Love could win 50 games and not only getting them into the playoffs, but well into them. The Lakers also have interest Michael Beasley, who could be the established player in such a deal. If such a trade for Gasol is made, it might come closer to training camp than draft night, but we'll see. I''m not sure how to read this latest development: Is it a sign of movement toward a deal or an indication that one could be hard to strike if the Lakers aren't interested in Williams himself. Minneapolis Star-Tribune
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