Originally Posted by Rekindled
how is averaging 19/8 overpaid while he is only being paid 9m a year.
Because the Hornets don't have anyone else.
Eric Gordon hasn't played one game, and Davis isn't a scorer.
Anderson is a good player, but Gasol is far better.
But Anderson has youth on his side, which Gasol doesn't have.
I get why the Hornets wouldn't want to trade him - he's young, they are building a locker room culture with young guys, he's happy there, he's a good fit long term team-wise and skill-wise.
But to call him untouchable is a joke.
Gasol is a better fit in Minnesota. If I were Minny, no way would I trade Pekovic. No way.
The Lakers are probably going to have to bite the bullet and keep Gasol for the next 2 years.