Once the lockout was over in the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers made headlines by trading two key players away—Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol. The Rockets and Hornets were also involved in the trade, which led the Lakers to acquiring Chris Paul. Unless you have lived under a rock for the past two months than you know NBA commissioner David Stern used his power as owner of the team to veto the trade.
What affect has it had on the Lakers?
Lamar Odom and the Lakers relationship was irretrievably broken, which forced the Lakers to trade Lamar Odom away to the Dallas Mavericks for a trade exception. Lamar has not played well at all, but his presence is missed in Los Angeles.
As for Pau Gasol, he is still with the Lakers. Gasol’s name has been linked to trade rumors as much as his teammates Andrew Bynum.
The Lakers should definitely look into trading Pau Gasol, again, if they want to stay successful for years to come.
Here are the reasons why the Los Angeles Lakers should trade Pau Gasol.