The entire NBA, and world for that matter, were shook when the Pau Gasol trade went down. Lakers fans cleaned their ears out to made sure they heard right. Kwame Brown, J-Critt, a few future draft picks for Pau Gasol. Many were shocked, excited and in disbelief.
Maybe the biggest twist however, was that a brother was traded for a brother. The Lakers, ironically, drafted Pau Gasol’s brother Marc in the 2007 NBA Draft. He was also included in the deal for Pau. Now, ESPN projects him as the 4th best rookie for this upcoming season. How good can Marc be?
Here is what ESPN had to say…
ESPN: 4. Marc Gasol, C, Grizzlies: Skilled, experienced and full of confidence. Don’t discount the effect of having his brother, Pau, in his ear all summer, teaching him the nuances of the NBA.
There is no question that the basketball IQ of Marc will be high seeing as Pau is a very intelligent player; he understands the game. Like J-Crit, perhaps the we will one day watch Marc grow into a great player… in fact, maybe an NBA All-Star like our beloved Pau.
Here is a video of Marc Gasol, the ACB 2007-08 MVP: