Derrick Rose wants Bulls to trade for Pau Gasol: Web links
— Sheridan Hoops' Chris Sheridan reports that Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose told management he wants them to acquire Lakers forward Pau Gasol in a trade.
— The Times' Mike Bresnahan explains why Lakers guard Kobe Bryant remains upset with the front office on how they're handling the possibility of trading Gasol.
— The Daily News' Elliott Teaford highlights Bryant's demand that the front office clarify whether or not they plan to trade Gasol.
— The Times' Bresnahan documents the Lakers' ongoing road struggles in their 102-90 loss Sunday to the Phoenix Suns.
— The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding faults the Lakers' defense.
— The Daily News' Teaford details the Lakers' inconsistencies on the road.
— The Orange County Register's Ding believes Bryant delivered his comments to inspire Gasol.
— Fox Sports' Randy Hill says the Lakers' defense hasn't improved as much as the team has suggested.
— Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer believes Bryant's demand is unrealistic.
— ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' loss to the Suns and whether Bryant's comments on Gasol will have its desired effect.
— ESPN Los Angeles' McMenamin lists 10 things to take away from the Lakers' loss to Phoenix.
— Lakers.com's Mike Trudell provides a running diary of the Lakers-Suns game.
Tweet of the Day: "As I said last night - appreciated Kobe's sentiment - but it's immaterial to big picture of what LA trying to accomplish as an org" -- EricPincus (Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day:"Kobe needs to learn patience. There is almost 1 month until the trade deadline. And no one will know what will happen until DHoward/Orlando makes their move. The Free Agency market changes drastically depending on that move. The lakers would be foolish to do anything to change their current position. " -- Jay Taylor
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Photo: Lakers power forward Pau Gasol fouls Suns guard Jared Dudley while attempting to block a shot in the second half Sunday at US Airways Center. Credit: Roy Dabner / EPA / Feb. 19, 2012