Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times has the story:
The teams talked last week about a trade for Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, though nothing was close to accomplished and discussions dried up.
The Lakers are unwilling to trade Pau Gasol for Rondo, making a deal with Boston unlikely before the trade deadline Thursday.
“Unless they give up Gasol, they’re not going to get a top-level point guard,” said a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to discuss it publicly.
How the hell can the Lakers even broach Rajon Rondo trade talks with the Celtics without being prepared to offer up Gasol?
Los Angeles has two assets, Gasol and Andrew Bynum. Everyone else is filler.