No way lakers would turn that deal down. This is the ridiculous lakers point of view that toro tow getting the good deal here. If there was a Bargnani for pau deal it would have to be Bargnani, landy fields, and kleiza
I hope that the Raptors do this but only to flip Gasol to another team later on for long-term assets.
I like Pau and he'd clearly be the best player in this deal but what's the point of getting him for the Raptors? You go from a bad team to a mediocre at-best team. Big deal. Trade for him, hopefully let him build up some value the rest of the year and then trade him in the offseason to a contender. Hopefully the Raptors have a new GM by then that is allowed to properly rebuild this mess of a team.
Calderon is still a good player and would make a great backup for the Lakers. I've said for a long time he'd be a perfect fit in an offense where Kobe does the primary ball-handling, allowing the PG to play off the ball. He's just not a fit on the Raptors anymore.
I honestly don't see why the Lakers would want Bargnani. He is inferior in every single way imaginable to Gasol.
Bargnani is very soft but he's still only 27 years old and he can produce for years to come. Gasol is 5 years older and busted and is declining very quick now..
And Calderon is still a good back-up, one of the better in the league.
I think Bargs was built to play MDA ball tbh. Good range for a big man, and that is what helped make the Suns succesful.
As for Jose he isn't one of the best PG's in the NBA, but he is above average imo. Good shooter, good passer, pretty good Steve Nash replacement when he goes to the bench. He's not the type to go out and lead the team in scoring, but he can nail a wide open jumper to say the least.