Pau Gasol's future with the Los Angeles Lakers is up in the air once again, as multiple reports indicate different outcomes for the future of the veteran center.
Previously, ESPNLosAngeles.com outlined a scenario in which Gasol would be traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for disgruntled big man Andrew Bynum, a former Laker teammate of Gasol's.
In this situation, Gasol and his large contract would go to Cleveland, a team intent to put together a playoff team, and Bynum would go to Los Angeles, who would immediately waive him for salary cap space.
This hinged on the health of Kyrie Irving, whose knee injury could have affected the Cavaliers' willingness to compete. After undergoing an MRI, it has been determined that Irving suffered a left knee contusion and is day-to-day. He did not have any structural damage, even though the guard said he felt a pop.
While this worked in the trade's favor, a new report from NBA.com's David Aldridge suggests that the trade could be shelved.
Hearing the Gasol-Bynum proposed deal not likely to happen.
— David Aldridge (@daldrid