ESPN: The Memphis Grizzlies will send Pau Gasol and a future second-round pick to the Lakers for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, the unofficially retired Aaron McKie , the draft rights to Pau Gasol’s brother Marc and future first-round picks in 2008 and 2010, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein.

It is believed that the Lakers would need to arrange a sign-and-trade for McKie to make the salary cap math work for the deal. McKie is not currently playing in the NBA but his rights are owneed by the Lakers.

According to The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal, which also reported the trade, the Grizzlies decided to move ahead with trading Gasol because the team felt it could not longer move ahead with him off or on the court — and that the acquisition of Brown, who is earning $9,075,000 in the last year of his contract, would provide the franchise salary cap relief.

Gasol comments…

PauGasol.com: Pau wishes to be grateful to the Grizzlies after all these years in which “I grow up as a player, and I wish them the best for the future”. About his particular future, he says that “it’s amazing to be in a team full of history as the Lakers as, but not only because of their past, but mainly because of the present, playing along with Kobe Bryant is a privilege which is not easy for most of the players in this league and there will be lots of opportunities to be in the playoffs and do great things in this league as I always wished, wining and fighting”.

  • Hugo Boss

    AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME.

    Colorado loves the Lakers!

  • KOBEISKING

    OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tony

    This better not be a joke because I am out of my mind happy right now! If this turns out to be false, I can’t think of anything more cruel to my emotions than this in a long while!!

  • RWHITE

    yedssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • Kobe08-09

    OMG
    I LOVE
    YOU GASOL

  • somelakerfan1

    omg omg omg omg yes thank you omg

  • bryantbynum

    the lakers will be a 3 star team when bynum comes back! yes!

  • SILO

    MITCH YOUR A GOD

  • SuperDuper

    IM LIKE THE NINTENDO 64 BOY
    OH MY GOOOOOOD
    OH MY GOOOOOOD
    OH MY GOOOOOODOH MY GOOOOOOD
    OH MY GOOOOOOD

    (Dry hunps)
    OH MY…..GOD!@!!!!

  • sepehr

    is this true???? I havent read anything on ESPN. If It’s true then it makes the lakers a legit contender. Gasol not only rebounds but he also has an outside shot which means he can clear the lane for Kobe to Drive and can expand defenses so that Bynum can operate in the low post. If this deal pulls through then mitch has corrected himself :)

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    This is a GREAT day for Lakers fans!!

    DONE DEAL. Multiple links have been posted.

  • Miguel

    GUYS I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IM ALMOST CRYING TEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • shortdiezel

    WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sepehr

    Ya it seems legit, I can’t believe we were able to pull this off by gicing up pretty much nothing, except for a young PG in Critt. Another beutiful thing about this trade is that if Phil decides to move Lamar to the 3 position, this can allow lamar to post up on smaller defenders and cause matchup problems, Lamar is gonna much more comfortable in the 3 position.

  • LakerNation1

    omgosh….wow

  • LAKing

    OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t believe it. We’re gonna be Unstoppable!!!!!! Los Angeles Lakers 2008 NBA CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!

  • somelakerfan1

    now lamar can rebound and pass now nobody can tell him to shot cause we have gasol thats so good pressure is off on lamar

  • KOBESno1FAN

    ARE THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLES FUC*IN IDIOTS!!!?
    THEY JUST MADE MY LAKERS THE BEST TEAM IN THE NBA HANDS DOWN!!!!
    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    IM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!
    STARTING NBA CHAMPS LINEUP–>FISHER,BRYANT,ODOM,GASOL,BYNUM
    BACKUP NBA CHAMPS LINEUP–>FARMAR,WALTON,ARIZA,TURIAF,MIHM
    WE ARE FINALLY OFFICIALLY LEGIT!!!!!!!!
    TRADE OF THE CENTURY!!!!!

  • pjt

    good ridence Kwame….may you never ever,,,ever put on a Laker uniform again…great day Laker fans….

  • KingSako32

    so the line up is
    C-Bynum
    PF-Gasol
    SF-Odom
    SG-Bryant
    PG-Fisher

  • LA-KB-RD24

    OMG YESSSSS!!! LA is gonna be so good

  • LakersFirst

    .. And you guys thought the Lakers weren’t going to make any moves. Mitch and the Lakers FO are ALWAYS trying to make the Lakers better. They are just patient and waiting for the right trade.

    There is no doubt this is a big trade and the Lakers are rolling the dice with Gasol. Should it backfire, (as all trades can), I don’t want to hear any grumbling from the fickle Laker fans blaming the FO!!!

  • dcbball12

    $20 says gausols little bro signs the contract now

  • somelakerfan1

    bring it on boston spurs suns dallas detriot hornets Utah Cleavland!

  • lalakerfan

    this is the best trade available to us. we made the right move and got ourselves a power forward instead of a point guard. this acquisition also comes at a reasonable cost. the loss is javaris, but considering his current contribution, he will not be missed, and we are already settled at the future pg position in farmar. this is a excellent trade.

  • 187 ON BOSTON

    MITCH YOUR THE S**T AND A PEICE OF S**T ALL AT THE SAME TIME

  • DCLAKER

    I was hoping to keep J.Critt but KWAME IS GONE LAKERNATION,KWAME IS GONE! NEXT JO(NEXT SEASON,YOU WATCH).THERINGSCOMEBACKTOLA.com IN FULL EFFECT(I HOPE THIS IS TRUE)!!!

  • LakerSon24

    Lakeshow is back! How soon could be playing, anyone???

  • LakerSon24

    Sorry, How soon could Gasol be playing, anyone???

  • LakersOnFire

    too bad, i wanted to see critt develop as a laker. hopefully he’ll get more playing time in memphis. on another not, getting gasol is AMAZING!!!!! thats a huge line up when andrew comes back.

  • Michael_23

    Wow totally SWEET!

  • Michael_23

    Yes!

    Fish
    Bryant
    Odom – better play well
    Gasol
    Bynum

    YES! YES! YES!

  • lalaland

    wow just when i thought all was lost for the season until bynum comes back we get this great news. we get a great pf in return for kwame’s sorry ass. great day for laker fans and when everyone is healthy again wow this is gonna be a scary scary team. GO LAKERS

  • double

    Is this official??? This is amazing. I’ll miss J. Critt (flashes of major potential), but this is a HUGE boost. Kobe HAS to be smiling.

    Funny, we’ll have both Gasol’s now. They have to appreciate that.

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Lamar
    Gasol
    Bynum

    Lakers at 100% will officially be a contender.

  • Frank

    Mitch Kupchak EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR!!!!

  • http://yahoo.com sunsforever

    ESPN just said this was not true and kwame will be signed to another contract.

  • kgmvp

    2008 NBA CHAMPIONS LOS ANGELES LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • roscoe

    kupchak is puttin it in everyone’s face who doubted him. rock on mitch.

  • Vahe

    I LOVE MITCH
    2008 CHAMPS
    LETS GO NEXT GAME I HAVE A CHALENGE FOR THE LAKERS BEAT THOSE CELTS!
    LAKERS4LIFE

  • Hugo Boss

    SUNSFOREVER
    You made me laugh my brother.

    Colorado loves the Lakers!

  • JB714

    very surprising trade…..ESPN has even confirmed it

    i think we gave up too much in picks & espicially J-Critt. he has great potential lakers had a nice backcourt in the future with farmar at SG (has a nice shot) & Critt at PG (great passing ability) we should of given up sasha instead and only one pick

    THIS BETTER NOT BACK FIRE

  • E’Ficient

    Wow!!! Mitch just saved his job. This trade is huge and couldnt have come at a better time!!! Only bad news is that ESPN’s Ric Bucher said that there are rumors that Bynum might actually be out longer and worsce case be out for the remainder of the season. I hope its not true

  • HiYo2o

    What’s the lineup gonna be for now, until Bynum returns?

    PG – Derek Fisher
    SG – Kobe Bryant
    SF – Lamar Odom
    PF – Ronny Turiaf
    C – Pau Gasol

  • LakersFirst

    You know of all the teams in the NBA that has to be pissed about this trade…IS PHOENIX!!!

    There was talk a few weeks ago that Phoenix was trying to acquire Gasol for Shawn Marion but then that died down. Then the Lakers FO quietly pulld this trade off.

    A few weeks ago there were cheers and sigh’s of relief in Phoenix when Bynum went down. Now today the fear has returned to the hearts of the Phoenix Suns.

  • JB714

    should of waited for kwames contract to expire so we could of sign a free agent like maggette JO or artest

  • 187 ON BOSTON

    NOW ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS GET RID OF LAME-AR SCROTUM

  • mplakers

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    ahhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…lololololololololololololol..IAHVEN’T BEEN THIS ECSTATIC SINCE 1996 WHEN WE SWINDLED SHAQ FROM THA MAGIC…..MICTH I HAVE HELD BACK MY APOLOGIES UNTIL NOW…BUT KWAME AND AN UNPROVEMN ROOKIE FOR A BONAFIDE ALL-STAR??????????????????….AHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    THE FEAR IN THE ENTIRE LEAGUE IS BACK
    THE FEAR IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • B

    Note to the Grizzlies: Trying to train a rookie is one thing; trying to train the unteachable and unlearnable Kwame Brown is another.

  • Lamar = Loser

    yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dtownsboy

    yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • http://www.themonstore.com derrick

    O M G O M G O M G O M G

  • http://yahoo.com sunsforever

    Kwame will find a way not to pass the physical… and commits another turnover. Back to the Lakers!!

    I don’t believe Kupchak is the sole architect….West drafted Pau and the Memphis mgmt still has West’s ear so it must be West…..that is why nobody knew about it. That is why Lakers did not sign Mbenga to 2nd 10 day, that is why they did not sign Webber.They wre already close

    People I want to see their reactions:

    Kobe……….No more butterfingers and hello to Gasol bros
    Cuban………To my manager–you are fired!
    Shaq……….Why?
    Chicago…….Lakers only gave up who? INSIDE JOB!
    Tim Duncan….I just got older with this news

    lakers…TWIN TOWERS….HERE WE GO!!!

  • LakersFirst

    [Comment ID #24398 Will Be Quoted Here]

    You still can’t get the Lakers FO credit. West isn’t even with Memphis anymore!!!

  • lakersfan17

    PANIC ATTACK!!!!!

    OMG LAKERS RULE SO BAD

    MITCH IS GOD!!!!

  • Al

    I feel giddyyyyy!!!!

  • JB714

    would have this happened if lakers would of won yesterday??/
    jus somethin to think about

  • http://www.lakers.com Mat2 Laker Wong

    ARRRRREEE YOU KIDDDING MEEEE!!!! LOLOLX BYE BOSTON!

  • http://myspace.com/gu3szwhoo gu3szwhoo

    lakers #1 championship

  • lakerschamps08

    ok well one this mean were are not getting kidd.. and damn two first picks and critt is wat we lose..i feel sorry for critt… but great trade

  • lakersisbomb

    is gasol going to play with the lakers tonight against toronto?

  • http://yahoo.com cfresh

    GREAT MOVE!!!!!!!! LAKERS will be a definite contender come april oce bynum comes back and everyone gets familiar with their roles.

  • caleb

    Lakers > Phoenix before the move. Now it aint close.

  • lakersfan17

    lakers fans are nutz everywhere.

  • Laker4Life

    Consider this my official apology to Mitch Kuptchak. “I am sorry.” When do we get the “official” trade rescision from Kobe?

  • bryan

    [Comment ID #24392 Will Be Quoted Here]

    You’re hilarious. Honestly, you give me laughs. I’m so happy right now that even your negative a$$ won’t bring me down.

    GO LAKERS!!! TO ALL THE REALLLLLLLLLLL LAKER FANS, LET US CELEBRATE!!!

  • TheLakers

    How about trading Odom for Kidd

    and move Gasol to PF when Bynum returns ?

    Kidd/Kobe/Walton/Gasol/Bynum

    Ariza/Fish/Farmar/Turiaff/Vlade/Sasha/

  • lakerfan81

    WOW mitch is really earning his salary now. I wasn’t too pleased with him before though he has been drafting well, but this year two good trade (ariza, Gasol) and he didn’t fold under pressure and either trade Bynum/Odom for O’neil (which would have been worst than the Kwame trade) or trade Bryant. Exec of the year? At least 2nd place.

  • Vahe

    It’s official you can believe it now, it’s on ESPN and NBA.com

    LET’S GO LAKER’S!

    And to you people that don’t read, Marc Gasol went to Memphis in the deal so the brothers won’t be playing together.

    PG FISH
    SG KOBE
    SF WALTON/VLADRAD
    PF LAMAR
    C GASOL

    WHEN BYNUM COMES BACK
    PG FISH
    SG KOBE
    SF LAMAR
    PF GASOL
    C BYNUM

    2008 NBA FINALS LAKERS vs. CELTICS HERE WE COME

  • I love being a laker fan

    I can see the commercial now…

    Where were you when Pau was signed

    ” I was in my car listening to the radio – yelling,screaming,going out of my mind!”

    Todays the day – of a brand new dynasty!!!!!

  • wise1

    and to think all u guys thought during the summer mitch was the worst GM in the nba.

  • T-Dub

    Ok, I’ll never say anything bad about Mitch again! Didn’t see this coming…WOW! This all I’ve been asking for…make a move! Done.

  • Lakers

    HELL YEAH Lakers are now official

  • Bring Showtime Back

    Hallelujah!!

  • T-Dub

    Lakersfirst and ab4sure…you guys kept the faith. I’m impressed! Now let’s go win this thing!

  • JB714

    its OFFICIAL
    check it out at NBA.com
    i still cant believe it
    still kinda bummed that we lost 2first rounders and Critt should of only given one and sasha

  • http://thelakersnation.com Tyler

    YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS YES YES YES YES YES

    KWAWES GONE AND PAU GASOL HAS ARRIVED YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • santi

    yes yes lakers all the way baby

  • David

    You know the saying that goes everything happens for a reason?

    As tragic and dissapointing as Bynum’s injury was, if it didn’t happen we wouldn’t have gotten Gasol. The only other thing that Mitch can do now is trade Odumb for Arest. That would be frosting on the cake.

    In other news, I heard rick bucher say Bynum may be out for season?? Is this true??

  • gugy

    oh my god!
    That’s amazing.

    Congrats Lakers. Now we are a serious team and when Bynum is back, watch out.

  • Lakers

    lmao watch kwamba go caron on us

  • laker in AZ

    thank you God

  • lakersown

    O_O_O_O_O_O_O OMG!!!!!!!!! lakers are going to own!!!!!!!

  • gugy

    Man, I bet Jerry West help on this deal as well. He for sure talked to the Menphis FO to take the offer.

    That’s really cool.

  • LakersFirst

    [Comment ID #24421 Will Be Quoted Here]

    T-Dub: Patience is all it takes. I know the Lakers (i.e. Buss and the rest of the FO) ALWAYS want to win. They were looking for the right to trade that makes the team better (not just a desparate/panic trade).

    And here it is… OUT OF NOWHERE, Pau Gasol. The impressive thing about this, it was done so silently that no team in the NBA saw this coming. You know if Phoenix knew they would’ve tried to block it by offering more.

  • mfoznot

    H-O-L-Y S-H-I-T!!!!

  • mfoznot

    Can i just say I love each and every one of you. Love love love!!! I can’t wait to see him in a Laker Uniform!!! It’s like we got another Bynum. and for KWAME!!! HAHAHAHA!

  • rgt

    VIVA los LAKERS !!! from Spain I will be a fan since now

  • kobe4prez

    MAN IM SO FREAKKKKIN HAPPPPPPPPPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT ONLY ITS FRIDAY BUT WE GOT GASOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL…………..IMMA GO CLUBING..PE@CE!!!

  • e

    great trade!! im amazed!!

    GREAT JOB MITCH!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/jwalksocali jermaine mciver

    Dude are you serious this is it the move weve been waiting for this team will do great things

    fisher
    byrant
    odom
    gasol
    bynum

    WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS BRING ON THE CELTICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mfoznot

    Only two questions………………

    ……….When does he start playing? And where is the party?

  • DCLAKER

    I’m at a lost for words,GOD BLESS MITCH(HE SHOULD BE THE OWNER ALONG WITH MAGIC)!

  • mplakers

    i don’t want to jump the gun here but, if we do get the championship in the future…we should all meet at the parade and proudly display our screen names on t-shirts proclaiming our pride in THE LAKERS NATION

  • lakerzzz

    Dang my dream came true

  • ricky

    MITCH KUPCHAK = GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR!!!

    this trade makes kupchak better than danny ainge!
    this deal makes the lakers much better than the celtics now!

    boston may have the “big 3″, but now the lakers have the “fab 4″, kinda reminds me of the shaq,kobe, malone, and payton team, but younger, bigger, and better.

    garnett, pierce, allen vs kobe, odom, gasol, bynum

    just imagine when bynum returns, the starting 5 would be like this:

    c: bynum
    pf: gasol
    sf: odom
    sg: kobe
    pg: fish

    talk about a BIG front court.

    i logged on and immediately i was shocked, surprised, amazed, but most importantly, HAPPY THAT WE WILL BE CHAMPS COME JUNE!!! GO LAKERS FOR LIFE!!!

  • LakersFirst

    [Comment ID #24441 Will Be Quoted Here]

    That would be cool. However, some of us have disagreed very viciously. Hopefully no fights will go down (LOL)

  • double

    BRING ON THE CELTICS!!!! THE RIVALRY IS OFFICIALLY BACK.

  • double

    also, you should start sorrymitch.com

  • http://JHlaker JHlaker

    What a great trade…everyone wanted kidd but this is what are team needed a PF. Like I said I don’t like lamar odom but this whole year everyone has been saying he is a SF so here is he chance. What a great move from the FO..Thank you jerry west. Mitch you earned a few make-up points.

  • somelakerfan1

    do you guys know what kobe is doing rite now? plz tell me is he celebrating or what?

  • DeepFrost

    this is strange… I wonder if Kidd is available now)) cuz we’re DEFINITELY better than the Mavs now

  • DeepFrost

    this is strange… I wonder if Kidd is available now)) cuz we’re DEFINITELY better than the Mavs now

  • mplakers

    lakersfirst…

    it was all verbal…i think laker fans are mature enough not to take it to that level…and how can we fight if we’re celebrating a championship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dj matt20

    this has been one of the best days for me since i woke up to the news. my friend called me when i got out of my bed saying did you hear about the trade? i was thinking we got kidd and i was scared to see what we gave up, but right when i got on the laker nation i jumped up and screamed at the top of my lungs in joy. I called all my friends just to tell them about it i’m so excited to see the first game that he plays in.

  • DCLAKER

    Before start talking Championships lets first GIVE props FIRST TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE APART OF LAKERNATION WHO SAID PAU GASOL WOULD BE A PERFECT FIT FOR THE TEAM AND GOT IT RIGHT,THANK ALL OF YOU. LET PAU LEARN THE SYSTEM FIRST THEN ONCE HE DOES THAT(HE’S A FAST LEARNER)THEN TALK RINGS. SO FOR NOW LET’S THE NEWEST LAKER LEGEND TO BE PAUUUUUUUUU GASOOOOOOOOOOL,YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!!

  • http://JHlaker JHlaker

    Did anyone else here that FO is worried adrew may be out longer than expected they even speckulated the rest of the year…Please let us have andrew back…With Pau, andrew i really think we have a chance to contend

  • somelakerfan1

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=429~617~1016&teams=13~17~17&te=&cash=

    lineup:

    fish/farmar
    kidd/sasha
    kobe/ariza/luke
    pau/turiaf
    bynum/mihm

    i wish this could happen
    but this is still very very good

  • LAL4LIFE

    WOW. THIS TEAM IS GOING TO KILL IN THE PLAY OFFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LytesOut

    BLBLBLBLBLBLBLBLBL!!!!!! UNOS DOS TRES! OLE!

    HAHA

  • http://www.myspace.com/dbricks DBricks

    Time for my man Chris aka LD2K to make a film, get us laker fans pumped up for the coming of PAU GASOL…We’ve been waiting 3-4 years for that one more piece to allow us to win a champioship we got that piece. CANT WAIT!

  • e

    hopefully this season:

    mitch for gm of the year!

    kb24 for mvp!

    lakers for 2007/2008 world championships!!!

    THIS IS THE REVAMPING OF PURPLE AND GOLD!

    BRING ON OUR FABULOUS FOUR!!! (havent been this happy in ages)

  • junjun

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • Nikko

    HELLLLLL YES!!!!!!!! KUPCAKE YOU ARE MY HERO!!!!!

  • Matt Loves LA

    This is the first time ive ever made a comment on anything on TLN. I look at this website AT LEAST 5 times a day (No Joke). Ive read ridiculous comments and trade proposals involving 5 teams and around 22 players. Now I finally have something to say. This trade COMPLETELY works for the Lakers. We get a pf with a great outside game and it is exactly what we need. Unfortunately we lose an aspiring talent in JCritt. But, we also get rid of the overpayed and RIDICULOUSLY offensively challenged player on our team in Kwame Brown. I can truly say, with no doubt whatsoever that The Los Angeles Lakers our actual CONTENDERS for the ‘ship. Ive been waiting for this day ever since Shaq left. :]

  • gugy

    oh my god,

    now we just need to get Artest in the off season. He will opt outa nd come to the Lakers.
    I bet all the other teams are freaking out now. Specialy the Suns with crying baby amare, sore loser Nash, jerk Bell and stupid D’antoni.

  • Lakerboi

    We are a serious team without Bynum. When Bynum comes…watch out!!!!!!!!!

    There is no one better than us.

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    woooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i cant believe it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lakers are the best team in the west!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jimmý

    I can’t find anything on bynum being out the whole season. Any links? You’d think at least one article would surface

  • Magic “Big” Johnson

    I think I am going to cry..

    SHOWTIME IS BACK!!! GO LAKERS!!

    Yes!

  • megaloco10

    how in hell the lakers got gasol without giving odom or bynum?? menn this is great we are contenders for sure now……..

    Mitch GM of the year

  • Soysauce43

    mitch for gm of the year!

  • Jrich

    F*** yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    From Suns fans :lol:

    ——

    “Lakers are going to Kill us on the boards with Bynum, Gasol, and Odom. Will we get a rebound against them. Wow Lakers are scary now.”

    “What the F!!! Are you kidding me, Kwame, Crittenton, and two first that are going to be late first rounders!
    I think I am going to be sick!!! ”

    “When deals like this go down, it makes the deals we have made the past couple years look so horrible.
    It’s a very good trade for the Lakers. ”

    “I’m actually worried about Kobe, Lamar Odom, Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol being on the court together.”

  • sammie

    oh yeah baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO PAU GASOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! BYE BYE KWAME!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so freakin happy right now!!!! L.A. LAKERS FOREVER BABY YEAH!!!!

  • Phant0M

    Good shiet.
    im speechless.

  • RD

    lets sing together!!!! WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS….. MY FRIENDS!!! AND WE’LL KEEP EM FIGHTING……. TO THE END!!! DUH DUH DUH!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! i just hope bynum comes back fully HEALTHY. no need to rush, we just want you at FULL potential so we can KILL come playoff time!!! get well big man. LA’s twin towers are finally here [bynum / gasol]!!!

  • qazqazqaz

    great trade but crittenton will be missed

  • DCLAKER

    Since we have a Suns fan on here, wanna trade LO for Marion!!

  • http://kb24.com darkice18

    yo LD2k can u send me a link from where you got thos suns fans comments?

  • kingkb24

    fish
    kobe
    odom
    pau
    bynum

    im gonna cry

  • jrich

    WOWOWOWOW our lineup is SCARY! We have THREE 7 footers in the lineup together!! Byno, Gasol and LO! Rebounding machines! OMG!

  • Thomas

    I love this trade as much as the next fan, but i still don’t think that Mitch Kupcake is that good. This was a good move but there are too many bad ones that speak louder. This is what we needed and I am extatic!! Go Lakers!!!!

  • kingkb24

    ^^ lo is 6′ 10

  • jrich

    I don’t think Mitch is done yet. Next trade:

    Lamar and Farmar for JASON KIDD.

    Let’s go!!!!

    Kidd
    Kobe
    Vlad
    Gasol
    Bynum

  • Michael_23

    Did you guys watch Stephen A. Smith’s reaction on ESPN about Kwame Brown? hhahahaha So funny and true!

  • MILO

    No more butter fingers this is great i cant beleive it
    Next season starting 5
    Fisher
    Kobe
    Artest
    Gasol
    Bynum
    this means championship Artest where art thou???opt out opt out opt out!!!
    we want Artest we want Artest we want Artest!!!

  • KONG!

    My god, Pau Gasol….

    This slows us down in transition. Now we are more of a half-court set team which is going to minimize the turnovers.

    I’m not celebrating just yet guys. Kobe will always keep the Buss situation in the back of his head. For now it seems like he might rescind his trade demands.

    Still though, how long will it take Gasol to adjust to the Triangle?
    Will Bynum be back in great shape, or even at all?
    Will Odom ever play at a championship-type level?

    I don’t know about a Championship, but it will certainly be entertaining basketball.

    R.I.P. Kwame Brown

    Javaris Critt : Sorry you have to be on a team with Kwame again. Stay strong.

    Go Lakers~!

  • jrich

    Check out Kobe’s reaction to hearing the Gasol trade:

    http://cbs2.com/sports/Pau.Gasol.Lakers.2.643782.html

  • somelakerfan1

    Ray Allen
    Tony Allen
    Glen Davis
    Kevin Garnett
    Eddie House
    Kendrick Perkins
    Paul Pierce
    Scot Pollard
    James Posey
    Leon Powe

    VS

    fish
    kobe
    lamar
    pau
    bymun
    farmar
    sasha
    luke
    ariza
    mihm
    vlad
    coby
    turiaf

    @ STAPLES CENTER June 7 2008

  • JB

    will pau play tonight against the raptors?

  • http://Farmers.com Jcritt.=star

    Hech yeah great trade
    but if feel for you javaris:(

  • somelakerfan1

    gasol will play sunday at washington!

  • http://www.thelakersblog.com Ace

    Check it out, the story was broke at:

    http://www.thelakersblog.com

  • DCLAKER

    DAMN!I just feel like I lost my little brother,J.Critt that is.I hope he becomes the player many of us at lakernation wish he could’ve been here,GOOD LUCK! NEXT UP LUUUUUUUUUUKE FOR NATE ROBINSON OR GERALD GREEN,ARTEST,MY 65 YEAR OLD AUNTIE,WHOEVER.MITCHFORPRESIDENT.com IN FULL EFFECT!!!

  • Shaq786

    lamar… for artest, AK47, or marion… get it DONE!!!

  • DCLAKER

    AY! JJ REDICK’S NOT HAPPY IN ORLANDO,he’s a pure shooter that is wasting away there with the Magic. They feel since they have R.Lewis they don’t need’em but won’t trade,HOW STUPID IS THAT,at least Kwame got some playing time. Ron Jeremy Van Gundy says it would mess up chemistry if they were to put him in rotation now,so he’ll be on the bench for the rest of the season,I’ll say again,STUPID. I’d trade him for Luke in a heartbeat,he’s not scared to shoot plus is plays similar to Luke but scores way more and plays better defense. Now that the Lakers have Gasol EVERYONE WILL WANT TO COME TO LA. Whoever said Nate Robinson would be a good Pick-up,GOOD DAMN PICK,THE GUY PLAYS HIS HEART OUT NO MATTER WHAT HIS SIZE IS.

  • JCBiglessworth

    I think I nutted in my pants….

  • Brett

    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooob.

  • Shaq786

    we dont god damn need JJREDICK.. we got the MAN in sasha

  • carlo

    yeah this feels really good

  • jay

    YO WE ABOUT TO BE THERE IN JUNE. ALL WE NEED TO DO IS GET RID OF LUKE, VLAD(GOT LUCKY THAT LAKERS DIDNT CANCEL HIS CONTRACT) AND COBY KARL I THINK LAMAR NEED TO BE OUR SF. SASHA GONNA BE OUR SHOOTER WE CAN CHANGE UP THE LINE UP IN SO MANY WAYS…. DAMN MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED.

  • domidomdomz

    Yeah!!!

    We’ve Got gasol!!!

    Here come’s the BIGGEST THREE!!!!!!

    Mabuhay, Lakers Nation

  • jimmý

    Now how bad does the butler/kwame trade look? PJ said this has been in the works for a year. Kobe is excited. Dropped 46 on the Raptors tonight.

  • Carlos

    I would like propose something that I thought about on my way home from work after hearing about the Gasol trade. I am still in shock. But I am going to be going to a game. I think that it would be so awesome if during the Lakers Home games the fans would starting chanting SPANIARD!….SPANIARD!….SPANIARD!….Please pass this on. I get so pumped up for the games that I intend to buy tickets and have a sign that reads those exact words…..lets go Lakers! KG who?

  • KB24 RULEZ!!

    I think it would be better if the lakers made a deal for D.Howard rather than Gasol..But i feel better now..one more thing,PLEASE!!!!TRADE LAMAR B4 HE INJURED KOBE GASOL AND BYNUM(AGAIN)!!!also he(lamar) plays inconsistently..pls..if only lamar can score 20+ pts a game and 8-10 reb a game..we would not be needing gasol for that..
    maybe like this:trade lamar,walton,Mihm and draft picks for D.Howard..it would be:
    Fish/Jordan
    Kobe/Coby
    Ariza/Vlade
    Gasol/turiaf/Howard
    Howard/Bynum

  • http://frankthetank.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/kobe-bryant-bulls.jpg JoJo

    Bullshit! For Kwame Brown? Something don’t seem right with that!

  • http://www.fytboll.com/ Los Angeles Lakers in Russia

    This is great!

  • ignard

    NICE!!!!!!!
    Good job Mitch, good job.

  • Nabil

    WOOOOT!!! Today is a happy, happy day. Not just because we got an all-star power forward, but because it’s bye bye to Kwame.
    There were three players who just sucked the energy off the court- Cook, Smush, and Kwame. Now they are ALL GONE!!!
    This is finally a team we can really get behind top to bottom.
    Best of luck to Critt. :)

    One danger- Lamar, playing on the court at the same time with 2 seven-footers, might start drifting back and jacking threes. DON’T DO IT LAMAR! DUNK THAT SH*T!!!!

  • tradekwame11

    Once Bynum is healthy we will put Gasol at PF and Odom at SF That means we will have Ariza,Luke,and Vlad all at SF of th bench so we can trade Vlad for

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=1016~1994~3220&teams=22~13~13&te=&cash=

  • ab4sure

    [Comment ID #24485 Will Be Quoted Here]

    what else can we expect from doubting Thomas.

  • drake hunter

    Anyone see Steven A Smith on ESPN about the trade. Freakin hilarious! I had an orgasm when I heard the news. Thank you lakernation and the laker organization for hyping up Crittenton because some team actually bought that he could be a phenom. No core guys got traded. No more complaints and trades needed. Lamar will be fine. The steal of the year. We got an all-star for garbage. Mitch Kupchak cured cancer in one season! Parker, Cook, Kwame here today forgot tomorrow!

  • ab4sure

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    Just proves the value of Critt is much greater than Sasha. Would the lakers have traded Sasha instead of Critt??? In a heartbeat. Who did Memphis want??? Critt. Evaluating players is not about hype, its about talent. So are you finally going to give Mitch his due or are do u still harbor hatred for him???

  • http://letsgolakers.com Mr.81

    Check out my post about Mitch/Lakers over the past few years http://www.letsgolakers.com/index.php?showtopic=11954

  • Rpoc

    [Comment ID #24525 Will Be Quoted Here]
    Dude you are like some kind of good luck transferrer. It’s like once you joined and said the Lakers must trade Kobe, the Lakers can’t get anyone of all-star caliber for what Laker fans want, Lakers are the Knicks, etc., etc. it’s been amazing for us and suckage for your team!!

    What a perfect display of irony. Chicago fans wanted Gasol and Kobe and we got both! Lmao.

    I must say this was fraking unexpected. First Ariza and now Gasol and this is the Lakers rarely/never ever make a mid-season trade under Phil. Very impressed. A mixture of youth and proven talent. It’s like the light bulb clicked and they are ROLLING!

  • getgasol

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    We don’t have both Gasols. we traded the rights of Marc to Memphis.

  • getgasol

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    HELL NO.

    Farmar is the future. Kidd is almost done. That is a horrible trade.

    Besides, we don’t need Kidd now. We are already contenders.

  • T-Dub

    I give Mitch big time credit! We all make mistakes in life…I know I do. The thing how do we learn from them and correct them. Better trade than the Garnett trade to Boston, we know what that was about. We gave up very little for a 20/10 all-star bigman. WTF! Didn’t see this coming!

  • getgasol

    Who’s been saying we were going to “get gasol” since last summer? That would be me :)

    Do I have to re-launch getgasol.com now?

  • Rpoc

    It must be Bizzaro world when Ainge and Kupchak are contenders for the Executive of the Year.

  • mfoznot

    Pau video, need I say more:

  • mfoznot

    and…

  • mfoznot
  • ab4sure

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    This looks like your down on your knees for Mitch. Very appropriate.

  • Shaq786

    EVEERYONE on this board KNOWS how much i want KIDD here… but now its a BAD idea cuz before we had javaris to fall back on to hold down the PG position in the future… now we cant… farmar is the future

    we need a defensive SF NOW…. one deal i would try for is… lamar for bierdins (GSW can swallow the rest of the contract with their trade exception)… and then flip bierdrins FOR JOSH SMITH!!!.. that is the ONLY possible way to get him.. but very unlikely

    opt. 2: odom for marion
    opt. 3: odom for AK47
    opt. 4: odom for artest

  • ricky

    i love this trade, it is absolutely brilliant, enough said.

    now that i know the lakers are in good shape to contend for the championship, i just wanted to make a comment about kwame real briefly before he departs for good.

    kwame brown is only 25, but as we can all see, he is probably the biggest bust in nba history. i watched this video on youtube back when he was in washington and he had a better game back then until he came to los angeles. i think because he was the #1 pick, he played harder early in his career, but his talents never emerged and as he was labeled as a bust and getting “booed” by fans, that made it even worse by decreasing his self-confidence. also, the injuries have caused him a great deal of trouble in the game. he also seemed to have gotten bigger, but not for the good.

    anyways, heres the video of him back in his DC days where he played a bit better and actually tried harder than he does now.

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    so now that the deal is complete, lets see:

    fish-jordan
    kobe-sasha
    LO-trevor
    pau-turiaf
    drew-mihm

    o yeah,i like it!!!!!!!

  • Brett

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOB!

  • jack

    all day i heard about it. I am seeing it now with my wet eyes. Welcome Gasol. Great day for Lakers basketball. we are closer to another title than ever.

    one complain though: shave up mr. paul, this aint memphis, its hollywood.

  • Odom the worst player

    Great day for all of us Laker fans, now hopefully the front office ships odom out, and get someone who plays defense.

  • Nabil

    Well, technically I think it’s more like this right now-

    PG- D-Fish, Farmar
    SG- Kobe, Sasha, Coby Karl
    SF- Luke, Ariza (injured)
    PF- Lamar, Ronnie, Vlad Radd
    C – Pau, DJ Mbenga, Bynum (injured), Mihm (injured)

    Technically we could sign one more guy (you can carry 15).

    If everyone was healthy…I think it we would dress these 12:

    PG- D-Fish, Farmar
    SG- Kobe, Sasha,
    SF- Lamar, Luke, Ariza
    PF- Pau, Vlad Radd
    C – Bynum, Ronnie, (Mihm or Mbenga…whoever can move better)

    With Lamar and Vlad able to play the 3 and 4, and with Pau and Ronnie able to go 4 or 5, I think we’re pretty well covered!
    This team is DDDDDDDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!

  • DCLAKER

    The person who’s log on name is GETGASOL,BRILLIANT,DAMN BRILLIANT! You must’ve known something all along. While we were thinking all sort of people to come to LA,PAU was right under our noses the whole time. Just imagining what going to happen when first steps on to the court with LO/AB,OH MY F!@#$%G GOODNESS,TALK ABOUT TWIN TOWERS,HOW THE SKYSCRAPERS(OL’ NWA TAG TEAM),WOW! Mitch had this planned the whole time,DAMN, HE’S A GENIUS and didn’t even have his hands tied down by JIM BUSS either. CAN I GET A HELL YEAH FOR MITCH,”HELL YEAH”. Now trade Fluke because we don’t need another SF who wants to be a point guard and is lazy on defense,I don’t know maybe getting gasol will help motivate him look at what it did for KING KOBE last night.I like the kid Gerald Green,he and Ariza in the game with Farmar and let’s say they get Artest,JO,Josh Smith(through Free Agency)the 2nd unit will be as equally DANGEROUS as the starting line up. And last but not least,DO NOT TRADE LO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DCLAKER

    I’m just wishful thinking trading Luke for Gerald Green and a vet like A.Walker(CHAMPIONSHIP EXPERIENCE) but it would be good one. Think of the 2nd unit Farmar/Green/Turiaf/Ariza/Mihm or JO(next season),OH MY GOD.

  • T-Dub

    Shaq786…Josh Smith is the one guy I”ve been hollering about for sometime. Its evident that Lamars days are numbered here with the salary he makes….14 mil per. Bynum’s extension will kick in ’09’ season when Odoms fall off the the books. So either Odom will be taking a huge paycut, or he wont be around. I really think their gonna look to trade him this summer. Getting Gasol is basically saying the the LO experiment is over!

  • lakerguy

    all right here is the thing, there was 2 good front court 3 teams

    the first one is celtics, Larry Bird, Robert Parish, and Kevin McHale

    the second one is the queens Peja, C-webb, and Divac

    the next one is gonna be andrew pau and ???

  • getgasol

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    Thank you, thank you :)

  • Butch

    Ainge/McHale, West/Kupchak. Coincidence….?
    I don’t think so. Jerry is a Laker for life! I can feel a championship!

  • Shaq786

    t-dub… there is only ONE way to get josh smith and that is to have gsw agree to trade their trade exception and andris bierdrins for lamar… and than try to see if ATL would bite at AB (and possibly a pick) for josh smith

  • DCLAKER

    If Lakers trade LO now that would mess up chemistry big time. Letting Kwame go was the key that was a load off the Lakers back,NO TIME FOR BABIES,especially a 7yr.one at that,SO LONG AND GOODBYE(I JUST FEEL FOR J.CRITT). Now LAKERNATION LET’S KEEP OUR,EVER WATCHFUL,EYE ON FLUKEY LUKE!

  • Shaq786

    as long as lamar can be a good on the ball defender and draw his man to help defense, we should be good… we have 2 shot blockers in bynum and gasol… so the paint will be handled… we jus need to cover shooters

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    i cant wait till tomorrow

  • santi

    omg omg iam bout to shit in myslef i love u pau

  • lakerbunny

    BOY! HAS PAU CLEANED UP HIS LOOK SINCE COMING TO HOLLYWOOD!!! HAS ANYONE HEARD WHAT POPPABYTCH THINKS OF THE TRADE!?!