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Kobe and Pau ... what a duo

Posted on: February 1, 2008 5:03 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2008 5:03 pm
 

Upon further review, the whole complexion of the NBA shifted with this Pau Gasol deal, which gives the Lakers a viable chance to compete with all of the great teams in the Western Conference. I've always loved Gasol's frontcourt prowless and ability to take a game over. He shoots very well, he can grab rebounds and is a competitor.

The Lakers gave up those two first-round picks but they were also able to move Kwame Brown, who has been one of the NBA's biggest busts. Memphis may eventually find a gem with one of those two picks, but right now this deal favors the Lakers, who should see immediate returns from its investment.

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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2008 7:36 am
 

Kobe and Pau ... what a duo

This looks like a great deal for LA right now, I think it makes them the favorites in the West. But here's the thing, if LA starts to struggle in a few years you now have two players who have already publicly demanded trades from struggling teams in the past. Keep everybody winning and everybody will be happy, but I'd hate to be Mitch Kupchak if things start to go downhill with the team



Since: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2008 1:03 am
 

Kobe and Pau ... what a duo

As a fan of the Lakers i would have to say i do like this trade...although...................

.they had to give up young javaris crittenton who is still just a kid. Once he learns how to play the role of a guard and applies his speed he could end up being a big time guard someday. The Lakers were in desperate need with Bynum out so they had to take the big 7 footer. This will definately help them make a stride towards first place and into the playoffs.



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2008 4:06 pm
 

Kobe and Pau ... what a duo

Yea BigTyme99, this trade is really good for the NBA. Give teams like the Lakers and Celts a much higher chance of reaching the finals.

But you know who would win though, come on.......



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2008 8:26 am
 

Kobe and Pau ... what a duo

This trade sets history in motion. The Lakers and Celtics are now on a crash course for the finals. That would be so awesome.. Bringing back a little of the 80's.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2008 12:39 am
 

Kobe and Pau ... what a duo

I was shocked that Memphis wanted to give up Pau Gasol. These past few years I thought he was great. I guess Memphis thinks thats the best way to re-build.

I just hope that the Laker's get the most out of Gasol , like Memphis tried to.



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