Originally Posted by mclawson
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?
Well, no **** he doesn't want to come to Houston. But if we're only going to get players who would rather play for the Rockets than the Lakers, only the most prestigious team in the league, we're going to have a pretty damn small roster.
And how will it hurt flexibility? Everyone freaks out about his money, but we'll be paying more for Martin and Scola for the next two years as opposed to just Gasol anyways. Sure, he has a third year, but big deal. Scola will be making 10 million that year anyways.