Pau's damaged goods.
He's not getting traded.
And no way would the Raptors trade away AB unless they get some younger player in return with value or some draft picks in return.
For example, the Hawks could offer Devin Harris (an expirer) and 2 first round picks. And if the Raptors wanted to get rid of AB, they would get cap space and 2 first round picks in return.
But it is very unlikely the Raptors move him.
I'm surprised people are saying the Raps wouldn't do this. Bargs is hot garbage (IMO), and Calderon won't make it past the trade deadline (10mil exp). Gasol makes the Raptors better immediately, and they can move him at next years trade deadline if they want (19mil expirer).
ps- Honestly though, I can't even watch Bargnani play; I get physically ill. It's not that he doesn't have some offensive talent, it's that he plays like an ISO shooting guard, and his defense and rebounding is atrocious. I don't think there is a worse help defender at the forward spot in the entire league.
pss- I would take 38 year old retired Gasol over prime Bargnani.
Gasol hasn't played well but he's a much better play. Bargnani is garbage.
Raptors would seriously improve their defense and rebounding with this trade.
Lowry and Gasol would be a nice combo to build around. Might even get to the playoffs if some things play out well for them.