• Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers continue talks on Pau Gasol-Andrew Bynum trade

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 2, 2014
    Talks between the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers about a trade involving Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum have stalled, sources told ESPN.com. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers continued discussions Tuesday on a deal centered around former teammates Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol, but sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that the outcome of Kyrie Irving's forthcoming MRI exam is likely to have a big impact on how the talks proceed from here. Bynum's contract is for $12.25 million but is only half guaranteed before next week, which is why the Lakers are interested. Los Angeles has lost six games in a row. 7 when the second half of Bynum's $12.25 million salary becomes guaranteed could save the Lakers in excess of $20 million in salary and luxury-tax obligations at season's end, there is strong sentiment within the organization to give the current group time to get healthy, and resurrect its season before making any major moves, sources said. Irving was initially cleared to return to the game after he went down in the third quarter, but he confessed afterward that the knee felt weak as he played on in the fourth quarter.
    Source: ESPN.com

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