Player-only meetings often happen as the result of a lengthy losing streak or a particularly embarrassing defeat, but this wasn't the case for the Lakers, who called a players-only meeting after a resounding win over the Trail Blazers yesterday. According to ESPN.com's Chris Broussard, Derek Fisher and Kobe Bryant gathered the team to try to set the tone for the rest of the season, making sure no one was distracted by trade rumors.
Many of those trade rumors have involved Pau Gasol, who has been linked to the Rockets, Timberwolves, Magic, and Celtics, among other teams. While we continue to follow today's Pau-related updates here, today's poll question is simple: Will Gasol be traded? Whether or not the Lakers should trade the Spaniard is another discussion altogether, one which you can weigh in on in the comments section. But will the Lakers trade Gasol before this season's trade deadline?