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The Pau Gasol-for-Andrew Bynum trade talks appear to be dormant but not dead.
The Lakers would like to get another worthy asset thrown into in the deal ... but so would the Cavs. And you know what? I have to side with the Cavs and general manager Chris Grant on this one.
By taking Gasol's $19.3 million salary off the Lakers' books, they will drop Los Angels below the luxury tax threshold, saving the Buss family in the area of $20 million. But that's only the start of it. The Lakers also will be under the tax next season, and that gets them out of danger of being subject to the dreaded repeater tax, which is levied against teams that exceed the tax threshold four times in five seasons.
So it's not just the current $20 million that the Cavs would be saving the Buss family, it is untold tens of millions more in two seasons when the Lakers figure to be a taxpaying team once again in the final season of Kobe Bryant's extension.
So multiply that $20 million by a factor of at least two -- probably more given the punitive nature of the repeater tax, and you get an idea of how valuable acquiring and waiving Bynum can be to the Buss family fortune.
Which is why if I am Chris Grant, I keep saying "no" to Los Angeles unless and until they throw Nick Young into the deal.
More on that trade, other trade chatter ... and a closer look at the struggling Memphis Grizzlies in this podcast with Three Shades of Blue radio on WHBQ radio in Memphis.
1- RIP to Earl Weaver and Stan Musial. Happy Born Day to the greatest Muhammad Ali!!
2- Herbs and Dudes nominees for January 2013.
3A- Chavez Sr. says Canello Alvarez should fight Austin Trout
3B- Bob Arum wants Manny Pacquaio to take more tests before he fights again.
3C- Bob Arum rips Bernard Hopkins for his upcoming fight.
3D- Zab Judah vs. Danny Garcia next month.
4A- NY Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets
4B- Paul Wilson/NY Knicks Euro Scout outs Diantoni.
4C- Pau Gasol comes off the bench vs. the Chicago Bulls
5A- Manti Te'o fiasco
5B- NFL violates the Rooney rule.
5C- The NY Jets sign a new GM, OC and QB coach
5D- NFL Playoffs
Host Danny Thompson is locked and loaded to have another fantastic NBA discussion as he welcomes Chicago Bullseye Podcast host Fred Pheiffer to talk Derrick Rose and the new look Chicago Bulls now featuring Pau Gasol. Do you think that this is a team that can seriously compete for a title now? Marcus Bass from LA Wave and Hoops Habit to talk about the Los Angeles Clippers. They finally have the talent and the coach but do they have what it takes to be the best in the West? Enjoy those discussions and more NBA talk on the latest episode of NBA Full Court Press!
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Marc Griffin, Phil Boileau, and Mota Elb discuss Derrick Rose and the reloaded Chicago Bulls.
Should Chicago be concerned D-Rose is playing aggressively for Team USA?
Does Pau Gasol fit with Joakim Noah?
Will Doug McDermott adapt well to NBA game?
How good was Nikola Mirotic in Europe?
Aaron Brooks a sneaky good pickup?
Are the Bulls a real contender?
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We’ve already told you that the Los Angeles Lakers have Ryan Anderson atop their wish list if they decide to trade Pau Gasol, who sat out last night’s loss to the Houston Rockets with what the Lakers called “knee tendinitis.”
Guess the “big boy pants” will have to wait for another night.
With each passing day, it appears the likelihood of the Lakers moving Gasol increases. We are now 10 days away from Dec. 15 — the date when players who signed as free agents over the summer (such as Anderson) become trade-eligible.
Mike and Mike discuss the blockbuster news of LeBron James heading back home to Ohio to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers once again. Plus the free agent signing of Pau Gasol to the Chicago Bulls and Carmelo Anthony returning to the Knicks. They will talk World Cup and NFL also.
Carlos Boozer was amnestied today by the Chicago Bulls, allowing them to clear the cap space to bring in their newest additions, Nikola Mirotic and Pau Gasol.
They were in the mix for Carmelo Anthony, but the New York Knicks were able to pay him $50 million more than the Bulls could offer, which is a lot of scratch.
No matter, the Bulls have emerged as a favorite to be the best team in the Eastern Conference, especially if the Pacers do not re-sign Lance Stephenson.
I discussed the Bulls, Knicks, Heat and other NBA matters in this interview on the Boers & Bernstein Show in Chicago on WSCR The Score in the Windy City.
Tonight on Sports Talk with Bryan Nolen, we will be joined by STBN Producer, Darrek Harris! DH will come on and discuss the 3 team trade between the #Celtics, #Nets and #Cavs. We will also get his thoughts on #Melo, #Lebron, #Bosh, #Gasol and more! FIFA World Cup update, top headlines and more AS WE ARE LIVE!
On this editon of #theUCshow, the fellas will talk about Marc Gasol's (controversial) Defensive Player of the Year Award, JR Smith's coronation as the league's best Sixth Man, The NBA Playoffs and..... *yawn* The NFL Draft.
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