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Pau Gasol brings scoring to the Lakers
In an unbelievable pickup the Lakers are right back in the hunt for the NBA Championship.
Wait a minute, is Pau that good?
No, but that is the beauty of it all, Pau Gasol does not have to be that good.
Right now he is a fill in for Andrew Bynum. When Bynum gets back you have a Pau Gasol that can put up points in the triangle offense, get some rebounds, give the Lakers more length, and present a mismatch on the floor at all times.
Have you ever seen this guy play?
He has a funky release on his jump shot, but it consistently goes in. Pau can knock down mid-range after mid-range jump shot with that funky release.
Other GM’s in the league are shaking their heads.
Around the league, the reaction of executives and coaches was unanimous: What a nightmare for us. When reached with the news, one Western Conference executive said simply, “Are you kidding? (Expletive) me.” source
They just realized that you will not get Kobe in a trade from the Lakers, he is going nowhere now and that the Lakers are for real. Suddenly Lamar Odom is a distant fourth option on this team.
Kobe celebrated by putting up 47 points on the Raptors.
Think of the wild thoughts going through the Commissioner’s head right now. He has the golden memories of all those Boston LA series with Larry Bird of the Big Three vs. Magic Johnson and Kareem Jabbar.
Now, Stern is thinking Kevin Garnett of the Big Three (Ray Allen, Paul Pierce) vs. Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum.
Stern is smart enough to see he role the Pau plays in this and also to see the immense marketing dollars.
Funny how a single trade of a guy that no one was talking about can change things so quickly.
As for Memphis? They are just unloading salary and cleaning house. They are pathetic and know it. Time to start over.
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