Gasol is good when he wants to be and when pushed by Kobe (when he doesn't crumble and fade into the background that is) but he hasn't looked good this year at all. He's already stated that he doesn't want to come to Houston so his performance would likely even been worse here than in LA. I just don't see it. Maybe 5 years ago, but not with the current roster and payroll. It really limits flexibility down the road even in a weakish market. I just don't think he's worth it at this point, unless they want Flynn, Thabeet, and TWill in return.
Also, how does a erm... professional? journalist like Solomon not understand subject-verb agreement? "So does his close family members." Really?