Pau Gasol will not request a trade from the Lakers and will accept his current bench role.
This is really only noteworthy because Gasol made a stink about coming off the bench previously and trade winds have been swirling around him at times this season. "I'm OK with coming off the bench," he said. "It's a difficult situation that we've been dealing with here." While he probably still prefers to start, Gasol has been playing well in his bench role and has hit 14-of-18 shots over his last two games while averaging 15.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists.