Rumor: Warriors a Long Shot for Pau Gasol

Here's something that makes you think from Chad Ford's chat earlier today on ESPN.com:

Ken (Richmond, VA): Pau Gasol is back and Memphis is still getting blown out. How long until he's traded?  

Chad Ford: Wait until after January 15th. If the sale of the Grizzlies is really dead (and we should know by then) then I think the handcuffs will come off Jerry West and he'll do what he can to clear more cap space and add young inexpensive assets and draft picks. The Bulls are an obvious fit. Celtics, Warriors and Magic are long shots, but possibilities.

I haven't heard first-hand or read anything up until this mention of the Warriors trading for Pau Gasol, but he would be a great fit for this squad and Nellieball. Gasol isn't a superstar big man, but there's a lot to like about the Spanish Fly. He's always been a nice shot blocker and teaming him up with Andris Biedrins down low would instantly transform the Charmin' soft Warrior interior into a force to be reckoned with. Offensively, Gasol is money in the post and is good for 20 a night. Probably the most impressive facet of Gasol's game is his passing, which he's worked hard to improve since entering the league. Last season when he was healthy he dished out 4.6 dimes a game. No other current Warrior forward has that passing ability. Team up Pau Gasol with Baron, JRich, Monta, and Biedrins and this Warriors team becomes a legit force in the West.

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If Pau comes to the Bay we'll pay for his haircut and even throw in a Mach-3 razor!
(Photo by Nikki Boertman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Are there any plausible deals that you can put together to bring the Spanish Fly to the Bay Area? Post whatever you come up with using ESPN's trade machine.


99% of rumors never happen, but 99% of them are fun to talk about!

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