Sure, the team was reportedly rejecting trade offers for the big man and yes, he does have Steve Nash in his corner, but in the Land of Make Believe, realities change by the day. Just ask Phil Jackson. Or Gasol himself.
We can be sure that the Lakers won't make any brash moves until Nash returns, and Gasol is given the opportunity to play alongside him.
If Los Angeles fails to right its ever-growing list of wrongs, Gasol will undoubtedly find his way onto the chopping block.
And while the Lakers have their list of preferred trade partners and coveted targets, their preference means little. What matters is who comes calling should he become available.
Career offsetting season and all, Gasol will still be considered a prime piece of real estate; he will undoubtedly garner plenty of interest from a number teams.
Which teams those are and where Gasol fits bests remains to be fully seen.
But that doesn't mean they can't be seen at all.
All stats in this article are accurate as of December 12, 2012.