Trade ideas for Pau Gasol

What if Boston did the unthinkable and traded Paul Pierce to L.A.?

Updated: May 31, 2012, 1:03 PM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN the Magazine

As long as Andrew Bynum's petulance doesn't change his protected status with the Los Angeles Lakers -- and it apparently hasn't -- and fear of fans storming the El Segundo offices keeps them from even entertaining the thought of seeing what they can get for Kobe Bryant -- and it has -- they really have only one option if they hope to rejoin the NBA's elite group of title contenders this offseason: Trade Pau Gasol.

But what exactly can they get for him?

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Ric Bucher

NBA Reporter, ESPN The Magazine Senior Writer