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Wolves president dismisses Pau Gasol trade talk

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm •  Published: December 7, 2012

"My main concern right now is that the team simply regain its health and then maintain its health," Kahn said. "That's the No. 1 concern I have because this has been, since really the night Ricky got hurt last March, it's really been difficult for us to become healthy again. Hopefully sooner rather than later the team will become healthy again."

Kevin Love, Chase Budinger, Brandon Roy, Andrei Kirilenko, JJ Barea and Pekovic have all missed time with injuries this season. The Wolves, though, have not fallen too far behind. They were 8-9 heading into the game against the Cavaliers.

"I'm very admiring of the players and the coaching staff," Kahn said. "I'm admiring and proud. If you really think about it, if we'd been at full health, we might've had a pretty nice record right now because they've been competitive, I think, in every game."

The Lakers maintain they don't plan on any moves until Steve Nash returns from a leg injury. But Gasol, who is earning more than $19 million this year and next, struggled to find a place in D'Antoni's up-tempo system. He is averaging just 12.8 points and 8.8 rebounds, and has missed the last two games and is out indefinitely with tendinitis in his knees.


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