The Lakers and Cavs have reportedly discussed a Pau Gasol for Andrew Bynum trade. In doing so, the Lakers would then waive the disgruntled suspended center and save over $20 million in Gasol’s salary and luxury taxes.
According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com:
The Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers have had discussions about a trade that would involve Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, league sources told ESPN.com.
No deal is believed to be imminent, but both sides are mulling it ahead of a Jan. 7 deadline when the second half of Bynum’s $12.25 million salary would be guaranteed.
A Gasol-Bynum trade would have to include at least one other player to make the deal work under league rules, and perhaps other assets from Cleveland.