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Gasol clearly has talent.
In his 12 years in the league he's never averaged under 17 points and seven rebounds per contest. While this season he has seen decreases in nearly every statistical category, he's still putting up 16.6 points and grabbing 10.7 rebounds, along with more than three assists and a block every game.
A player of Gasol's caliber is too good to lose, unless the reward is too great to let fall by the wayside. It doesn't look like Dwight Howard's going anywhere, especially Los Angeles, as the Magic would most likely seek Andrew Bynum in exchange.
If the Lakers can't get Howard out of the deal, then there's really nobody good enough to replace Gasol.