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08-10-2012, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Live in the Now View Post
He's a better jumpshooter, not a better player. Bargnani doesn't rebound and doesn't contribute much defensively. And last season, he wasn't even very good from three point range. There's a reason the Lakers have refrained from trading Pau Gasol to date, he's a guaranteed double-double player, and his defense has improved in the post.
I agree that he's still a very important piece of the puzzle, but with Howard and Nash on board now, they can't use Gasol nearly to the full extent of his abilities. Trading him for a package of solid depth players helps the Lakers fill in a lot of holes that they are still lacking for next season.

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