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Lakers Trade Rumors: Fans Should Not Expect Major Trades, According To Jim Buss

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Lakers executive vice president Jim Buss is not trying to make any 'major moves' this offseason, which more than likely includes keeping Pau Gasol in Purple and Gold as well.

What are the chances of the Lakers starting the season with Bryant, Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol all in Lakers uniforms?

"Very good," says Buss.

So you don't agree with those who say the Lakers must turn Gasol into two or three players via a trade? "No," he says.

"I think changes are going to be made moving Pau lower to the basket. We can improve that way with a change in coaching strategy rather than a change in personnel."

No moves?

"We will try to sign Sessions when the rules allow beginning in July," he says. "And improve the bench." No major free-agent signings, no blockbuster trades?

"No," he says.

Well, Buss seems to be telling it like it is, but you never quite know what really is going on behind closed doors, and this could simply be lip service to get people off of his back. Obviously 'blowing up' the team is not a part of Buss's thinking at all, and doesn't seem to be in as much of a panic as those around him who feel the Lakers had a failed system last season. Going to be a fun summer for Buss and Co, that's for sure.

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