Wolves boss: Deal for Gasol not imminent
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves have long been interested in Pau Gasol. Now that he is having trouble fitting in with new Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni’s offense, the time would seem natural for the teams to renew trade talks. But that’s not the case.
“There’s absolutely nothing imminent that we’re working on,” Timberwolves President David Kahn said Friday.
Kahn called an impromptu news conference after a shootaround leading to Min- nesota’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He addressed a report that said the Wolves have built a package around Derrick Williams and Nikola Pekovic to offer the Lakers for Gasol.
The Associated Press reported in June that Wolves did dangle Williams in an effort to land Gasol, but Kahn said Friday that is the last time the teams talked about it.