http://www.latimes.com/sports/basketbal ... vrit=53295
The Lakers have five more weeks to make a trade. Pau Gasol is staying ... for now.
The Lakers are reluctant to deal him because of the unthinkable — Dwight Howard leaving several months later as a free agent. They don't want to go from two quality 7-footers to none.
"They're in a bind," said a person familiar with the situation.
The trade deadline is Feb. 21. Howard becomes a free agent July 1.