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Lakers get Gasol

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Barsuk, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member


    Hope this isn't a d_b. I don't even pay much attention to the NBA, but I'm keenly aware this is a big-time deal. Lakers get Gasol for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton (sp?) and two first-round picks.
  2. Tripp McNeely

    Tripp McNeely Member

    Wow. Great trade for the Lakers. Kwame Brown is a stiff. Crittenton has great potential, but he's behind Fisher and the young, but talented Jordan Farmer. Two first rounders mean little because the Lakers roster is really young anyway.
    No way the Lakers could rely on Lamar Odom as a No. 2 option. He's just not assertive enough.

    When Bynum comes back, the Lakers lineup is Fisher, Kobe, Odom, Gasol and Bynum. Wow. That's pretty damn good.
  3. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    It's a big deal for Laker fans because they never again have to watch Kwame Brown drop a pass, miss a dunk, fire a free throw off the backboard, or get hurt. He may have been the worst Laker ever, and that includes Chuck Nevitt and Mike Smrek.
  4. Good move for both, considering their options.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    As a Lakers fan, this is a fantastic move.
  6. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Damn, that instantly makes the Lakers MUCH better. I think they're now legitimate contenders after Bynum gets healthy. Is an 80s flashback Celtics/Lakers finals a possibility?
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Great deal for LA
  8. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Would this be a bad time to remind you that Caron Butler has blossomed into an all-star?
  9. Kobe may not demand to be traded for months.
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    They will be a tough, tough half-court team. They could also be a little plodding, but against many of the Western teams, plodding is a good thing.

    The Suns either match up very poorly with them or very well.
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Kwame's new jersey in Memphis:

  12. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I'm not sure I like the Lakers giving up two first round picks, but if you're going to make a move to win a title, this is a very good one.
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