Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 2/9/12
Remember how Pau Gasol's brother, Marc, was included in the deal with the Lakers? And remember how everyone thought the Grizzlies sold their souls giving up Pau? Well, guess which Gasol made the Western Conference All-Star team Thursday? By now you should know. Marc Gasol is an All-Star. Pau is not. Advantage: Grizzlies. I know what you're thinking. It's just a meaningless game that features no defense and even less teamwork and you're right. But to the players it means something, especially when it comes to the reserves, who are actually selected by NBA coaches as opposed to the starters, who are voted in by 13-year-olds or fans in other countries who rarely see an actual game. So, being a starter is nothing special. Being a reserve, however, means you're really catching the eyes of the people who count. Mostly, the fact that the coaches selected Marc Gasol over Pau tells you we shouldn't be so quick to judge a trade. While Pau and the Lakers still have the better team (th...
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