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Lakers to use Pau Gasol at center

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09:43 AM ET 07.06 | With Dwight Howard bolting the Los Angeles Lakers for the Houston Rockets in free agency, power forward Pau Gasol is expected to get a long look at center by the team. There was a chance that Gasol could be amnestied or traded during the offseason if Dwight Howard returned, but with him out the door and the uncertain status of Kobe Bryant to start the season, this may be Pau's team. Gasol is a perfect fit at center in Mike D'Antoni's offense and running the offense through the post will only help the team moving forward. With Gasol out of the four spot, the favorites to land the starting gig are Metta World Peace, Jordan Hill and Ryan Kelly.

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July 6, 2013  01:53 PM ET

Ooops there it is!!!

July 6, 2013  01:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Ooops there it is!!!

OOOps instead of Whoops!!!

July 6, 2013  01:54 PM ET

Im laughing at DJ right now!!!

July 6, 2013  02:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Im laughing at DJ right now!!!

+ the whole FN Community!

July 6, 2013  03:48 PM ET

Pau is probably the happiest man in LA right now. After the trade talks last yr even this yr. The Lakers need him.

Billboards to #BRINGBYNUM #LUSTING4LAMAR #Desparate4Duhon....I kid I kid lol!

July 6, 2013  03:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Pau is probably the happiest man in LA right now. After the trade talks last yr even this yr. The Lakers need him. Billboards to #BRINGBYNUM #LUSTING4LAMAR #Desparate4Duhon....I kid I kid lol!

Way to kick the Laker Fans Sista... (SMH)

July 6, 2013  05:25 PM ET

Bummer, I was hoping that Pau would go to a team, instead to a kobe...

July 6, 2013  05:29 PM ET

Gasol at center without Byrum?.....hum have to wait and see....I know the Lakers are glad now not to have traded Gasol last year!!

July 6, 2013  06:12 PM ET

I've been saying that, for the last 2/3 weeks!!! IMO, Gasol is one of the top 5 centers in the NBA. Lakers get, a decent PG and another PF and move on. There was no way, that the Lakers would be successful, with an unhappy Howard on their team.

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July 7, 2013  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Way to kick the Laker Fans Sista... (SMH)

Yep cuz as a Lakers fan i'm really scare, I guarantee we'll make the playoffs this year and in 1 maybe 2 years we'll be back around the top of the nba

July 7, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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So, basically the Lakers are going back to what they were a few years ago - except that they are worse.They don't even have Bynum now, so Pau has to play center.Kobe now has a serious injury, and their other core players - Metta and Nash - are aging. Plus no Phil.So, they've basically taken a big step backward and are not even rebuilding yet. They are basically *stuck*.

Yeah but when your team is a place players want to go, free agency is the major re building tool, not like the smaller market teams that need the draft

July 7, 2013  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

So, basically the Lakers are going back to what they were a few years ago - except that they are worse.They don't even have Bynum now, so Pau has to play center.Kobe now has a serious injury, and their other core players - Metta and Nash - are aging.Plus no Phil.So, they've basically taken a big step backward and are not even rebuilding yet.They are basically *stuck*.

*stuck*

July 7, 2013  10:34 AM ET

Put On Your Big Boy Pants, Bro.

 
July 7, 2013  12:10 PM ET
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Put On Your Big Boy Pants, Bro.

Well Pau will need the "Big Boy Pants", Howard sure in the hell didn't have them to put on!!!

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