Pau Gasol: 'There'd have to be significant changes' for me to return to Lakers in free agency
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 23, 2014
After suffering through a dismal 27-55 season that ranked as the worst since the move from Minneapolis made them the Los Angeles Lakers, Pau Gasol is now a man with options. To a certain extent, that last point might come as welcome news to Lakers fans who would like to see Gasol stick around, since he began the season suggesting he wasn't especially interested in taking a pay cut from the $19.3 million he earned this past season to come back to L.A. Still, though, you'd have to wonder how willing Pau would be to leave money on the table to come back to a team helmed by a head coach with whom he has clashed time and again over the past two seasons. Quite a number of Lakers fans wouldn't mind seeing D'Antoni move on after his work at the helm of two of the more tumultuous seasons in franchise history, but a change at the top does not seem imminent, with D'Antoni still having two years left on his contract.