Report: Derrick Rose Interested In Bulls Trading For Lakers' Pau Gasol

Monday February 20th, 2012

Trade rumors have swirled around Los Angeles Lakers big man Pau Gasol all year long, but this one is a new one: Derrick Rose is interested in Gasol coming to the Windy City to join the Chicago Bulls.

"He hasn’t said so publicly, but he has made that known privately," a source told Chris Sheridan of

Sheridan was following up on a rumor first reported by the Spanish news outlet Marca, which said earlier today that Rose had given the Bulls his blessing to package Carlos Boozer and another player in a deal for Gasol.

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