- Kevin Pelton
A thriving NBA rumor mill added another big name last week when Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol and coach Mike D'Antoni feuded through the media. After Gasol complained to the Los Angeles Times about not getting enough post touches and D'Antoni responded by telling reporters that Gasol needed to play harder, our Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne reported the Lakers are considering their trade options.
But what exactly can they get for Gasol? The Lakers would hardly be selling high on Gasol, whose 15.2 player efficiency rating is the lowest of his NBA career. My wins above replacement system is even harder on Gasol, grading him as just 0.2 wins better than replacement level so far this season.
So the question is: Does Gasol have much trade value left? And perhaps more importantly, could he turn it around with the Lakers or another team? Let's take a look.
Kevin Pelton asks what trade value does Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol have in lieu of declining performance and age?