According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Lakers have had conversations with Pau Gasol about his struggles in head coach Mike D'Antoni's system. The bottom line of the conversation was simple.
Adjust or be traded.
...a source told ESPNLosAngeles.com that Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has recently spoken to Gasol’s representatives and the gist of the conversation was that if Gasol is unable to adjust to D’Antoni’s system, the team will have no choice but to search for possible trade scenarios.
Although this could be classified as speculation, this is shaping up to become an inevitability. Reserves are thriving in D'Antoni's system, Gasol is shooting a career-low 42.0 percent from the floor and his abilities are being neutralized by the offensive design.
In other words, Gasol is better off on another team. The question is, are the Lakers better off without him?
Time to weigh the pros and cons.