Pau Gasol's Future With the Lakers
"We have not had any discussions with Pau," Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Tuesday on a conference call with a small group of reporters. "Im sure I will and where that leads Im not sure right now. A lot has to do with different variables. Im not saying that something wont be considered and Im not saying that something will be. Im just saying that its not something that came up and it wouldnt have come up before (Monday) anyway. There was no reason for anything to take place until we signed Kobe. So, well kind of roll with that and see where it leads."
Gasol, 33, is averaging 14.3 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks this season, but shooting just 42.1 percent from the field. His play has been on an uptick of late, as he put up consecutive 20-point, 10-rebound games after dealing with foot discomfort and a respiratory issue for much of the early portion of the season.
The 13-year veteran said that he did not know if Bryant's deal means that the Lakers will also want to negotiate with him before the season ends.
Source: Dave McMenamin, ESPNLosAngeles.com