The Lakers’ signing of Andre Drummond after the trade deadline soured the franchise’s relationship with Marc Gasol, according to Bill Oram of The Athletic (Twitter link). Gasol lost his starting job and that created a rift that could not be resolved, Oram adds. Gasol was traded to the Grizzlies on Friday, though he’s headed to Europe. Kyle Goon of the Orange County Register runs with the same theme, noting that Gasol called his season with the Lakers chaotic. The Lakers signaled this week that Gasol wouldn’t return when it signed DeAndre Jordan.
- The Lakers are sending their own 2024 pick with no protections in the Gasol deal with the Grizzlies, Bobby Marks of ESPN tweets. The Grizzlies are also receiving $250K in the deal.