All over Los Angeles there seems to be a case of "trade Pau Gasol fever."

Which is just flat-out stupid overreaction by Lakers fans, but there you go. This guy was the No. 2 reason the team won back-to-back rings, was the team's MVP for the first 30 games of last season, then wore down physically after playing 400 games over 4 seasons (like every other Laker) and you want to trade him? For Kevin Love, a guy who never leaves a rebounding position to contest a shot on defense?

That would be foolish.

But that may be what the Lakers themselves are doing.

Know that Gasol himself does not want to be traded. He told the Spanish news service AFP he wants to stay a Laker.

"My desire is to stay with the Lakers. I don't have control over it but I want to stay with the Lakers for as many years as I can to be able to remain eligible for the maximum possible championships," Gasol told reporters in the northeastern city of Alicante.

According to a tweet Sam Amico of Fox Sports, the Los Angeles media is wrong and it is not other teams calling the Lakers about trading Gasol, it is the Lakers calling other teams.