With the upcoming NBA trade deadline, there have been a number of rumors floating around in social media about the future homes of some marquee players. One of the names being thrown around is the Los Angeles Lakers’ Pau Gasol.
On Friday afternoon Roland Lazenby, NBA author who has broken stories in the past, tweeted that Gasol was leaving Los Angeles.
“It seems we’ll soon be getting news that Gasol has been traded. No details confirmed, but he’s apparently gone,” tweeted Lazenby. “Considering the Chris Paul fiasco, it’s good to remind that nothing is official. Only whispers, but it’s a whispering NBA world these days.”
Shortly after the news of Lazenby’s tweets spread across the social media site, a number of media members reported on the silence coming from the Lakers’ front office after inquiring about the status of Gasol. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports tweeted that the Lakers’ front office was telling people that ‘nothing is happening’. Others were getting a similar response.
“I’ve been told Pau Gasol hasn’t been traded. Of course, that could change. But that’s where things stand as of right now,” Mark Medina, L.A. Times Lakers blogger.
Gasol is averaging 16.8 points and 10.6 boards per game this season. The Houston Rockets have been one of the reported teams interested in Gasol.