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Pau Gasol Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Lakers Star
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers veteran center Pau Gasol has long been the subject of trade rumors. However, with his contract set to expire at season's end, he could soon be in a new home. 

Updates from Tuesday, Feb. 4

There appears to be a bit of a roadblock in the trade talks between the Phoenix Suns and Lakers. According to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, the asking price is just too high for Phoenix to bite on the Gasol offer: 

The Lakers, perhaps somewhat wishfully, still believe that compromise could be found, per ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne

Earlier today, ESPN's Shelburne and Marc Stein reported that the Phoenix Suns are cautious heading into trade negotiations with the Lakers due to Pau Gasol's injuries woes:

The Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns engaged in a fresh round of trade discussions Monday focused on four-time All-Star center Pau Gasol as both sides continued to assess their options in advance of the Feb. 20 trade deadline, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. 

Sources told ESPN.com that, while there is substantive interest on both sides, it's believed Suns officials want to see how Gasol recovers from a strained groin before deciding whether to take talks to the next level.

 

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