Pau Gasol has been traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, and here is the best look that the Lakers have had at competing in the NBA's Western Conference since Shaquille O'Neal left town. They traded for Gasol in exchange for Kwame Brown, a dud until now, and two first-round draft picks essentially.
One word-Steal. The Los Angeles Lakers become dangerous again, only adding more fuel to the Western Conference Playoff fire. The NBA Western Conference Playoffs will be insane. Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns-man, is it April yet?
Kobe Bryant got the help that he was complaining for, and now, commitment of brass firmly in place, the Los Angeles Lakers are themselves in place to make a legitimate run come Spring.
Pau Gasol has been hidden in Memphis in recent years (much like Elvis), and is averaging just less than 19 points and 9 rebounds per game. He seems ready to give the Lakers big-man scoring and veteran leadership they desperately need.
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