Friday, February 1, 2008

Pau Gasol Acquired by the Lakers in Exhange of Kwame Brown

Pau Gasol forward-center of the Memphis Grizzlies was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers today in exhange of center Kwame Brown, guard Javaris Crittenton and first-round picks in 2008 and 2010. This trade in makes the Los Angeles Lakers worthy to be in the Western Conference Finals this coming NBA Season.

The 7-0, 260-pound Pau Gasol from Spain won the NBA Rookie of the Year award in 2001-02 and made the All-Star team in 2006. At 27, Gasol is averaging 18.9 points and 8.8 rebounds this season for the last- place Grizzlies (13-33), who have not been in the playoffs since 2006.

This acquirement made the Grizzlies team comfortable financially by levying the $49 million, 3 year contract of Pau Gasol to the Los Angeles Lakers team admin.