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Chicago Bulls also interested in Pau Gasol

March 14, 2012|By Mark Medina
  • Lakers forward Pau Gasol, right, tries to put up a shot over his younger brother, Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies, during the first half of Tuesday's game.
Lakers forward Pau Gasol, right, tries to put up a shot over his younger brother,… (Mark Humphrey / Associated…)'s Marc Stein first reported the Chicago Bulls are trying to acquire Lakers forward Pau Gasol, but that the Lakers have limited interest in forward Carlos Boozer

--The Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson reported the Bulls offered Boozer and Watson, but the Lakers aren't interested in Boozer's contract (three more years, $47 million)

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan reported the Lakers gave a counter proposal, considering at least two-first round picks, center Joakim Noahand another player believed Watson. But then the talks ended.

Game stories

--The Times' Bresnahan highlights Andrew Bynum's 37-point effort in the Lakers' 116-111 double overtime win Tuesday over the Memphis Grizzlies.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford credits the Lakers for their comeback effort against Memphis.

--The Memphis Commercial Appeal's Ronald Tillery credits the short-handed Grizzlies from remaining competitive.


--The Daily News' Teaford details how Gasol has handled the trade uncertainty.


--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin charts Bynum's progression.

--Sheridan Hoops' Jan Hubbard reflects on Magic Johnson's announcement he was diagnosed with HIV.

--Sports Illustrated's Britt Robson ranks the Lakers seventh overall.


--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' win over Memphis.'s Mike Trudell provides a running diary of the Lakers-Grizzlies game.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark argues the Lakers should say no to any Dwight Howard trade proposals.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano breaks down the good, bad and the ugly in the Lakers' double OT win over Memphis.

Tweet of the Day: "God ESPN is trying to sell this Bulls/Lakers trade talk as a story even as all their experts say it's really not likely to happen." -- basketball talk (Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin) 

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