Quote taken from here:
"Over the weekend, I heard Portland was offered Pau Gasol ($12.3 million) for LaMarcus Aldridge ($4M) (Nooooo!), Sergio Rodriguez ($760G) (Definitely Nooooo!) and Jamaal Magloire's expiring ($8.433M) contract. (Ok, one yes.) Without doubt, Gasol and Zach Randolph would be a daunting duo to defend, but they'd also be a serious threat to give up as much as they put up.
I certainly believe Grizzlies president Jerry West, as any upstanding NBA executive would do in his position, is bobbing for options just in case the Bulls disprove the notion in these here parts they're the most plausible Pau partner.
An exam of various teams able, if not ready and willing, (it's unknown whether the Trail Blazers are receptive, or even if a counteroffer was solicited) to give West what he insists on for Gasol is a short, semi-mouthwatering list."
Noooooo! Nooooooooooo! If they trade any of our rookies, I'm going to get very angry. I want to just write this off as random gossip or envision that Steve Patterson would just laugh and laugh in to the phone and then hang up at the offer.