Originally Posted by DuCa00795
I don't know much about contracts in the NBA, but are they able to trade old contracts they have.. like could they throw in the Beasley contract they are still paying off?
I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think they can. If they just did Okafor for Gasol it would go through anyway as Phoenix are under the salary cap by 5.6 mil and the difference of their contracts is 4.8 mil. Just by adding a pick with Okafor could help get this trade done.
The only young rookies/scrub players I could see them throwing in this deal could be:
Alex Len, Vyacheslav Kravtsov, Dionte Christmas and maybe Ishmael Smith.
I was going to say possibly Archie Goodwin but apparently they really like the kid so I don't see it happening. I still think it will end up being Len because the Lakers will need a big to replace Gasol with this trade and Okafor is out for the season.