Lakers consider trading JaVale McGee in order to sign Marc Gasol

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The Los Angeles Lakers are considering trading JaVale McGee in order to sign veteran center Marc Gasol.

As Marc Stein of the New York Times reports, trading McGee will help the Lakers create the essential cap flexibility and make a better offer to Gasol.

Per the NBA insider, the New York Knicks have emerged as a trade partner for the defending champions.

McGee recently picked up his player option for the 2020/21 season.

The Lakers, league sources say, have explored trading away JaVale McGee to create more financial flexibility to make a more competitive financial offer to Marc Gasol

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) November 22, 2020

The Knicks have emerged as a potential trade partner for the Lakers in a JaVale McGee deal, league sources say, as LA explores its various options

If talks progress, New York would surely require at least one additional asset from the Lakers to take McGee into salary-cap space

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) November 22, 2020 Previous articleHouston Rockets set to sign free-agent guard Sterling BrownNext articlePhiladelphia 76ers trading Zhaire Smith to Detroit Pistons for Tony Bradley

Yiannis Bouranis is a 28-year-old sports journalist, with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket’s Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 – 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.

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