Kyler’s Latest: Gasol, Mayo, Delfino, Williams

Earlier this week, Steve Kyler of HoopsWorld began exploring trade options for all 30 NBA teams, sharing the latest rumors and rumblings along the way. Kyler discussed ten teams on Tuesday, and looks at ten more today. Here are some highlights from the piece:

  • The Pacers aren't looking to trade anyone, but would take advantage of their cap space to absorb salary if it meant acquiring a draft pick as well.
  • Lakers sources insist the team still views Pau Gasol as an All-Star and would only trade him if it meant getting another All-Star back. L.A. isn't currently pursuing Dwight Howard, and any move the team makes will probably involve its $8.9MM trade exception.
  • If the Grizzlies do anything before the trade deadline, it will likely involve O.J. Mayo, who has drawn interest.
  • Carlos Delfino is an attractive target for a few teams, but Beno Udrih is the more likely trade candidate to be dealt by the Bucks.
  • Trade talk surrounding Deron Williams could pick up before March 15th, if the Nets become concerned about their chances of acquiring Dwight Howard and signing Williams long-term.
  • Trevor Ariza and Jarrett Jack could be had, but the price for most Hornets is an unprotected first-round pick, which seems like a long shot.
  • The Knicks may consider moving Toney Douglas for a draft pick, in part to clear a roster spot for a player waived after the trade deadline.
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2 thoughts on “Kyler’s Latest: Gasol, Mayo, Delfino, Williams

  1. K-Hopp

    Question for Lakers fans: If you somehow acquired Howard for Gasol and other spare parts, would you trade Bynum for Gerald Wallace, Raymond Felton and a pick? It doesn’t seem like Bynum and Howard would play well together.

    • Dr. Gonzo

      You can probably get more than that for him. If Bynum was offered to Houston, that possibly would be enough to pry Lowrey away from them finally. Even with his knee issues, Bynum is the biggest chip the Lakers have.


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