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Lakers Get Pau Gasol

In what could be a return to the good ‘ol Celtics-Lakers rivalry, Kobe Bryant has finally received some help in Los Angeles. The Memphis Grizzlies traded Pau Gasol and a future 2nd round pick for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, and the retired contract of Aaron McKie, the draft rights to Marc Gasol (Pau’s brother), and first round picks in 2008 and 2010.

The Lakers did improve some but will need more to reach the same competitive level of the Celtics. At least they’ll have a big frontcourt when everyone is healthy: Lamar Odom, Gasol, and Andrew Bynum.

Some have suggested that the Lakers may now turn their attention to Jason Kidd (include Bynum and Odom in a package to the Nets?) and try to create a Big Three similar to the Celtics’ version.

May there be another budding Celtics-Lakers rivalry on the horizon? Will the Celtics see them in the NBA Finals? Very interesting…

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