Charcoal Filtered wrote:Now it is official. Not for sure why Gasol was let go if a season and a half later ZBo is the target, but atleast you picked up Marc.
Will say it does make for an interesting team next year.
So far the trade has yielded:
A year of savings on Pau's salary
A future #1 - redeemed by shipping JCritt to the Wizards
Lakers 2010 #1
Plus - Z'Bo's salary has a significant portion deferred, which helps the bottom line.
Is it what I hoped the Grizz would get by moving Pau? No. Is it the best we could have gotten? Considering the owners criteria, likely. Is it more than the Richard Jefferson and Vince Carter 1 (to NJ), Vince Carter 2 (to Orlando), Shaq (to Cleveland), Billups have yielded? Yes on all counts.
Gasol was a cash dump. So were the other moves listed above. I don't believe in any case what was received is better than what the Grizz got for Gasol.
Ever hear the national press mention this? No.
Did Popovich lose any sleep by acquiring RJ? Hell no.
Ces le vie...