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Lakers Trade Rumors: Why LA Should Avoid the Gasol-Smith Trade at All Costs
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With the Los Angles Lakers struggles the last few seasons, it has been no secret that management is looking to make some moves.

Last season, their trade to acquire Chris Paul was unfortunately vetoed by NBA Commissioner David Stern. It involved sending away forwards Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, the latter who requested a trade soon after and was consequently sent to Dallas.

The latest buzz around the league is that the Lakers are checking up on the value of both Gasol and Metta World Peace. One story has surfaced that the Atlanta Hawks are very interested in sending Josh Smith for Gasol.

While this deal might be helpful for either team on the surface, it is actually potentially damaging for both franchises.

Here’s why.

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