[Memphis Commercial Appeal] Pau Gasol traded to Lakers

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  1. rikesh316

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    http://commercialappeal.com/news/2008/feb/01/gasol-traded-lakers/

    By Ronald Tillery

    The Commercial Appeal has learned that the Grizzlies have traded Pau Gasol to the Los Angeles Lakers for center Kwame Brown, rookie guard Javaris Crittenton and first-round draft picks in 2008 and 2010.

    Pau Gasol is fouled from behind by LA Lakers Andrew Bynum during a game at the FedEx Forum on January 8, 2008.

    The deal allows the Grizzlies to gain salary cap relief, as Brown is in the final year of a deal that pays $9,075,000.

    Also today, a Grizzlies source said that forward Stromile Swift has been traded to the New Jersey Nets for center Jason Collins.

    The Grizzlies and Nets have been discussing a deal for the past week, and it is expected to be finalized on Monday.

    To that end, Swift had a meeting with Griz coach Marc Iavaroni and general manager Chris Wallace Friday, was sent home and did not practice with the team. Swift will not play in Saturday's game against Utah at FedExForum.

    More details as they develop.
     
  2. Painting_Shade

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    JUST saw this. wow.
     
  3. slowmustang

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    Grizz are in complete tank mode. Now Gay can jack up more shots a la Durant style and pump up his numbers. :D
     
  4. rikesh316

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    When Bynum comes back, they have the best starting five in basketball.

    C-Bynum
    PF-Gasol
    SF-Odom
    SG-Kobe
    PG-Fisher

    They also have Farmer, Walton, Ariza, and Turaif off the bench. This team is going be scary.
     
  5. danny317

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    so does this mean mike miller will get more touches?
     
  6. danny317

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    id still say the celtics have the best starting 5
     
  7. professorjay

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    Splash! This should be very interesting to watch.

    And what the hell kind of name is 'Commercial Appeal'? Sounds like American Airlines Arena or some other corporate tag.
     
  8. Painting_Shade

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    fisher > rondo
    kobe > allen
    odom < pierce
    gasol < garnett
    bynum > perkins

    though it can be said that kobe is better than garnett, and gasol = pierce, and allen a little better than odom.
     
  9. JamesC

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    Whats Jerry West thinking? Hell maybe we should go after Rudy Gay for Kirk Snyder. :D
     
  10. slowmustang

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    Time to swing a deal for Crittenton since they already have Conley and Lowry.
     
  11. rikesh316

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    West is not the GM no more. Its Chris Wallace.
     
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    Lakers drafted Pau's brother Marc last year.
     
  13. pgabriel

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    Wow, the lakers get to keep bynum and odom and add another all-star caliber player. Wow
     
  14. wreck

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    dammit...could the west get any harder...
     
  15. Angkor Wat

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    And people still want to trade T-Mac? Grizz got crap for Pau. If this was the best offer they could get for Pau, I'd hate to even wonder what T-Mac brings.
     
  16. SuperStar

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    omfg they gave away a star player for FREE!
     
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    First Mchale trades KG to the Celtics cuz of his friendship with Ainge, now West trades Gasol for garbage cuz of his history with the Lakers, this is BS! Kobe got his wish that West be the Lakers GM :mad:
     
  18. slowmustang

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    The most impressive part was getting rid of Kwame. :cool:
     
  19. JamesC

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    I didnt know that. I still say we should go after Rudy Gay though, lol.
     
  20. JayZ750

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    Screw you Jerry West. (Edit: Chris Wallace, whoever you are)
    Screw you Lakers.
    Screw you Kobe.
    Gasol, you've always been a pansy anyway!
     

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