Pincus from HoopsWorld writes about the major addition of Gasol!
HoopsWorld: For those living under a rock, the Los Angeles Lakers traded Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie and draft considerations for Pau Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies.
With Luke Walton, Chris Mihm, Andrew Bynum and Trevor Ariza all out with injury (and Gasol en route to Los Angeles for a physical), the Lakers still celebrated the news with a 121-101 trouncing of the Toronto Raptors (despite it being the second night of a road back-to-back).
While it’s still uncertain if Gasol will be available for Sunday morning’s game against the Washington Wizards, last word was Brown and Crittenton had yet to get their physicals in Memphis.
HOOPSWORLD had Ryan McNeill on the scene, who was able to capture some of the team’s thoughts about the blockbuster move.
“A great trade. I think it’s good for both teams and the players involved. Javaris wasn’t getting a chance to play and he’ll go over there and get some opportunity now. It will be a good situation for him,” said second year point guard Jordan Farmar. “They made a trade for their reasons, with their money and stuff and it’s great for us to get a player of his caliber to come and compliment Andrew [Bynum] in the middle. When everyone gets healthy we have something to look forward to.”
Farmar in particular has to be happy with this move since Crittenton plays the same position. Word is Farmar was in the gym when he found out the Lakers had drafted another point guard this past June. He put in a lot of the work all summer and his game has improved because of it.