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Hey Nation!

It’s that time again for the player of the week for November 18-24.  The Lakers only played two games this week and got a decent amount of some much needed rest.  They won both games this week, one against Golden State and the other against Sacramento–both great wins.  This week, one player stood out from the rest with his smart and consistent play: Pau Gasol.

Last weeks POW: Jordan Hill

Pau Gasol

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Pau Gasol averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds per game this past week, which was phenomenal for him as he had struggled with his shot prior to this week.

The two double-double performances definitely helped the Lakers to the two W’s this week, and seeing Gasol play this well and efficiently again is a great sign for things to come.

If Gasol can keep up this consistent and efficient play the Lakers have a much higher chance at success in close games. Gasol is a great talent to have and when he plays his best basketball, he gives the Lakers their best chance to win as his talent can be overwhelming for opposing teams.

Look for Gasol to keep up his current pace this week and for the Lakers to earn a few more W’s on the upcoming road trip.