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Here's a doozie of a rumor:
General manager Mitch Kupchak may have inadvertently leaked one target to reporter Mike Trudell of Lakers.com.
To the question, what would he like to address before the trade deadline (March 15th), Kupchak answered:
"Well, if there were a way for us to get a 25-year-old, All-Star, ball-handling guard we’d love to do it … but that’s not likely in February. So you look at other alternatives, and see if it’s better than what you have. That’s all."
... Applying that logic to the Trudell quote, there is exactly one 25-year-old, All-Star, ball-handling guard in the league.
Rajon Rondo. ...
Additionally, sources have told HOOSPWORLD that the Boston Celtics do have interest in Gasol for their All-Star point guard.
Man, that would be a crazy trade. I'd love to see Pau in green, but I'm not sure about giving up Rondo. Also, I think there's a good chance that Kupchak was simply referencing the past Chris Paul trade that was vetoed. Paul is actually 26, but close enough. Lastly, I tend not to trust anything from Hoopsworld, so take this with a huge grain of salt.