The LA Lakers made several changes to their roster this summer and now the team has changed head coaches, but are they done? The latest NBA trade rumor suggests the team looks at trading Pau Gasol to the NY Knicks for Amar’e Stoudemire and the deal actually makes sense for both teams.
Gasol has struggled in the playoffs the last two years and that has led to several rumors of him being moved to another team and now with Mike D’Antoni coming on board, he could request such a trade to acquire a player that knows his fast paced offense. Gasol would add a veteran influence and another scorer to the Knicks lineup and a change of scenery could give the Spaniard the confidence he had when he arrived in Los Angeles.
Stoudemire would again team up with Steve Nash and the two have a definite chemistry, but with Kobe Bryant on the roster, the veteran forward would learn to play more of a team offense.
Both players are among the top forwards in the NBA, but both could also use a change and this deal could make these two teams the best in basketball by the time the year comes to a close.