Found October 01, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Pau Gasol is still around never mind the mountain of trade rumors about him seemingly every season including the one that was actually true before getting vetoed by David Stern faster than you can say Chris Paul to the Lakers. Gasol is finally in the last year of his contract coming off a bunch of career lows last season and a knee procedure that sidelined him the entire summer. But he's still here in Los Angeles somewhat miraculously in NBA circles more than 5½ years after a multiplayer deal including Kwame Brown helped turn him into a Laker. "I'm a survivor" Gasol says self-deprecatingly. He'll be a free agent next July after earning $19.3 million this season but people only talk about the Lakers trying to sign LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony next summer never about re-signing Gasol. Can a four-time All-Star be underappreciated? Certainly. Is it possible to forget about a guy who had 19 points and 18 rebounds in a Game 7 victory in the NBA Finals? Entir...
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