Los Angeles Lakers Have A Legitimate Interest In Ryan Anderson

Pau Gasol Could Be Traded For Ryan Anderson

12/3/12 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

November 2, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Hornets power forward Ryan Anderson (33) against the Utah Jazz during the second half of a game at the New Orleans Arena. The Hornets defeated the Jazz 88-86. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsIt's becoming all too clear that Pau Gasol does not fit into the Los Angeles Lakers D'Antoni offensive system, and the organization is trying to figure out what to do about it.

It's being reported by Lakers Nation that a source close with management has confirmed there is a “legitimate” interest in Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Hornets. The source said:

“The interest is coming from the Lakers, not New Orleans. Mitch (Kupchak) would prefer to keep Pau, as would Kobe. Jim (Buss) would prefer to continue cleaning house, and bring in players able to fit a more fast-paced style of play. Kupchak was clear about these facts 1.) No deal was imminent. 2.) Any proposed deal for Anderson would likely require a third team. 3.) Naturally, Gasol was generating a lot of interest from around the league, but reinforced that nothing was imminent.”

It isn't that Pau has lost his touch, he's just lost completely in this system. He fares best as the big man on the court, not at the four. However, if he can work harder and find his place, we have seen flashes of the magic that worked with him and Steve Nash on the floor together.

If Pau doesn't go to New Orleans, there are plenty of players that could be traded, but that still doesn't solve the problem of Pau not finding his place in this system.

The good and bad news is that this isn't imminent, so Pau can continue to grow and hopefully fall into line, but that's also bad since history has shown how adversely trade rumors affect him.

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12/4/12   |   workatyou   |   1 respect

mteezzy wrote:
LA: Pau+Duhon+Clark+$2mil ------> NOH: Ryan Anderson+Greivis Vasquez+2013 2nd round draft pick

Pau has been considered the most skilled bigman in the post for a long time. He is still the most offensively skilled bigman in the post. Imagine what he could teach to Anthony Davis. Imagine how great of a player that Anthony Davis will grow into.
Salary-wise, The Hornets actually pay less $$ to Pau, Duhon, and Clark than they would have to pay to Ryan and Vasquez in the long run
This trade will also benefit the Lakers in so many ways.
Both teams should make this trade happen right now.

Yeah, the Hornets will trade their only and very underrated point guard and a forward who can stretch the floor like Anderson for a tutor for Anthony Davis. Ryan Anderson is one of their top three players. It's a dream to think this will happen.  Pau should go to Toronto for Bargnani and maybe Calderon.

12/4/12   |   workatyou   |   1 respect

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12/4/12   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

If I'm building for the future, the Hornets would be insane to part with either Anderson or Vasquez. Gasol is on the decline, why trade quality building blocks for him? 

12/3/12   |   mteezzy   |   1 respect

mteezzy wrote:
LA: Pau+Duhno+Clark+$2mil ------> NOH: Ryan Anderson+Greivis Vasquez+2013 2nd round draft pick

Pau has been considered the most skilled bigman in the post for a long time. He is still the most offensively skilled bigman in the post. Imagine what he could teach to Anthony Davis. Imagine how great of a player that Anthony Davis will grow into.
Salary-wise, The Hornets actually pay less $$ to Pau, Duhon, and Clark than they would have to pay to Ryan and Vasquez in the long run
This trade will also benefit the Lakers in so many ways.
Both teams should make this trade happen right now.

LA: Pau+Duhon+Clark+$2mil ------> NOH: Ryan Anderson+Greivis Vasquez+2013 2nd round draft pick

Pau has been considered the most skilled bigman in the post for a long time. He is still the most offensively skilled bigman in the post. Imagine what he could teach to Anthony Davis. Imagine how great of a player that Anthony Davis will grow into.
Salary-wise, The Hornets actually pay less $$ to Pau, Duhon, and Clark than they would have to pay to Ryan and Vasquez in the long run
This trade will also benefit the Lakers in so many ways.
Both teams should make this trade happen right now.

12/3/12   |   mteezzy   |   1 respect

LA: Pau+Duhno+Clark+$2mil ------> NOH: Ryan Anderson+Greivis Vasquez+2013 2nd round draft pick

Pau has been considered the most skilled bigman in the post for a long time. He is still the most offensively skilled bigman in the post. Imagine what he could teach to Anthony Davis. Imagine how great of a player that Anthony Davis will grow into.
Salary-wise, The Hornets actually pay less $$ to Pau, Duhon, and Clark than they would have to pay to Ryan and Vasquez in the long run
This trade will also benefit the Lakers in so many ways.
Both teams should make this trade happen right now.