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Thursday, December 19, 2013
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By Marc Stein

RT @ramonashelburne: Lakers decide (at least for now) they're better off WITH Pau Gasol. Story w/ @ESPNSteinLine - http://t.co/ZVVoouPEbV

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) December 18, 2013

If it's me I'm trying to trade Pau for Asik/Lin and searching for third team to take Pau if HOU not into idea. But LAL don't see it same way

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) December 18, 2013

Purely MY take: Putting Asik and Lin with Kobe gives Lakers punchers' chance this season and next WITHOUT cutting into 2015 free-agent cash

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) December 18, 2013

But it's likewise safe to assume that third team would be needed because Rockets want at least one future first for Asik. NOT a vet like Pau

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) December 18, 2013

Speaking purely from Lakers perspective: View HERE is that Asik and Lin would do more for Lakers than anything they get in 2014 free agency

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) December 18, 2013

But I repeat: It's harder than I make it sound because Pau doesn't fit Rockets' needs. So any deal needed at least one more team to take Pau

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) December 19, 2013