The Los Angeles Lakers will make their pitch to Carmelo Anthony on Thursday and have visions of pairing him with Pau Gasol.
If Anthony chooses to sign with the Lakers, Pau Gasol will give strong consideration to re-signing.
“If the Lakers get Carmelo, Pau will stay,” said a person familiar with Gasol’s thinking.
The Lakers will make their pitch differently than the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets. The Lakers’ meeting will include Jim Buss, Jeanie Buss and Mitch Kupchak, as well as Lakers business/marketing expert Tim Harris.
It is unclear whether Kobe Bryant will attend the meeting.