Pau Gasol has made it clear that he won't request a trade from the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Beyond this year, he makes no such promises.

In an extensive interview with the Los Angeles Times' T.J. Simers, Gasol dished on a number of Lakers-related tidbits, none more important than his future with the team:

"If this coach stays and Dwight Howard remains with the Lakers," I asked, "what about you?"

"It would be hard for me to deal with another season knowing the facts you just mentioned," said Gasol, 32 and with one year remaining on his contract.

"So do you ask for a fresh start elsewhere?"

"It's a possibility," he said, "yes."