Hard to believe that Marc Gasol was passed on 47 different times in the 2007 draft. Gasol was picked after players like Alando Tucker, Acie Law, Morris Almond, Gabe Pruitt and others.
In 2008, the Lakers traded Marc Gasol, Javaris Crittenton, Kwame Brown, Aaron McKie, two first-round picks and cash to the Memphis Grizzlies for Marc's All-Star older brother, Pau Gasol.
At the time, the trade seemed grossly one-sided in the Lakers favor (at least in my opinion). The Lakers went on to win the 2009 NBA championship with Pau.
It took three years, but now the trade seems as if it may have favored the Grizz.
Marc Gasol had a great year for the Grizzlies leading them to an improbable playoff run, ousting the San Antonio Spurs and forcing a seven-game series with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The younger Gasol averaged 15 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 2.15 blocks per game during the playoffs.
Marc outplayed his older brother in every way during the 2011 playoffs. Pau Gasol crumbled in the postseason after another fantastic regular season campaign with the Lakers.
Inexplicably, Pau averaged just 13.1 points per game and shot only 42 percent from the field (more than ten percentage points lower than his season average of 52.9 percent field goal shooting).
I doubt Lakers fans would want to undo the Gasol for Gasol trade after winning a championship in '09, but it probably crossed a lot of fans' minds watching Marc play great ball for the Grizzlies in 2011.