ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that the Nets discussed a Pau Gasol-Brook Lopez trade before Brook went down with his foot injury last week.
Sources with knowledge of the discussions told ESPN.com that the Lakers did indeed engage the Nets earlier this month in some exploratory talks to see if Brooklyn had interest in such a swap. Sources say that the Nets balked at the idea when it was presented before Lopez’s injury, but it’s still noteworthy if it happened.
This trade would be ridiculous, even with Brook’s injury. The Nets are trying to get younger, not older, and even if Brook’s body is broken, Pau is not getting any better.
Please don’t let this happen.