Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 6/26/12
With a second straight exit in the Western Conference semifinals, the Los Angeles Lakers could be due for another roster shakeup this off-season.  One possibility they will have to strongly consider this off-season is trading Pau Gasol. Los Angeles Lakers (41-25 last year) 2011-12 Season Summary: Having won five NBA Championships since the turn of the 21st century, expectations have pretty much become ring or bust for the Los Angeles Lakers.  This season, the franchise once again failed to meet that lofty standard. The Lakers own version of the Big 3 did their part in trying to carry the team to the promiseland.  Though he didn’t shoot the ball all that well, Kobe Bryant once again played near an MVP level, constantly putting the team on his back.  Their inside duo of Andrew Bynum and Paul Gasol was able to stay healthy with Bynum posting career numbers and finally emerging as that dominant post presence that he had shown flashes of becoming for the past few seasons.  Gasol really ...
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