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If nothing is able to reignite Gasol's confidence and production, he should send a message to the organization that he wants out.
Gasol said he would not request a trade a few days ago, but things are looking bleak for him and the Lakers.
The reality is, if the Lakers do not improve in the next few weeks before the trade deadline, Gasol will most likely be gone. Mitch Kupchak will not allow a team with four superstar-caliber players and $100 million payroll to sink into the lower depths of mediocrity and out of the playoff race.
If Gasol does get traded, he would most likely be the leader and focal point on offense of his new team.
The Lakers will definitely not benefit as much from losing Gasol, but what can boost a player's confidence more than being the "man" on a brand-new team?
After all, the Lakers need to do what's best for the team, and Gasol needs to do what's best for him.