Chris Porter's Hair wrote:I will point out that whenever the idea of Gasol to the Warriors was brought up here prior to this trade, the prevailing opinion seemed to be "no! he would be a terrible fit here!" I remember this specifically because I thought it would be fantastic to bring him here, at the right cost. If there are people out there that were saying that, and now are saying, "how could Nelson and Mullin let this happen?", I'm not sure what they are suggesting, but it probably isn't legal heh
IIRC, the discussion was bringing him here at the likely cost of Biedrins or Monta. I know Pau can play, but I don't particularly want to give up either of those guys for him.
I really don't mind that we didn't get him, but it's a huge problem that the Lakers got him at basically no cost. If we couldhave had him for Belli, Pietrus and two non-consecutive late 20's draft picks? Hell yes we should have made that deal. The problem was (and I believe Mullin probably felt the same way) that our "young talent" didn't fit together in a deal package without us overpaying.
Us building a deal around Monta or Beans to compete with a deal built around Crittendon would be a net victory for the Lakers.