The Lakers have been busy so far this offseason, revamping the whole roster in an attempt to hoist back-to-back Larry O’Brien trophies. The latest flurry of moves that have occurred Sunday evening started off with a trade of JaVale McGee in order to make room for the signing of a player named Gasol. What year are we in again? This couldn’t mean the return of Pau.
Alright, Pau Gasol has not made a return to the Lakers after all these years but according to Shamas Charania of the Athletic and Stadium, his brother Marc Gasol has agreed to terms on a contract. The deal is the veteran minimum of $2.6 million over 2 years.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 23, 2020
The 35-year old has definitely seen better days, yet he is still capable of providing a team with needed production. This past season leaves little to be hopeful for after he averaged only 7.5 points per game with 6.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists. However, the Lakers didn’t bring him on board with the hopes he’ll have a resurgent season, especially when he’ll have a secondary role behind AD and Montrezl Harrell. His knowledge of the game and his ability to make things happen on offense will be a welcomed addition to an already dangerous team.
Lakers are sending McGee and a future-second round pick to Cavaliers, source tells ESPN. https://t.co/oVWXtMphII
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 23, 2020
In order to make room for the signing, the Lakers traded away Mcgee and a future second-rounder to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Jordan Bell and Alfonzo McKinnie. Both players are on non-guaranteed contracts which means we could eventually see Los Angeles waive both later on.