Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 1/23/15
Toronto Raptors: Sign Pau Gasol? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… As you can read here http://www.thehoopstuff.com/toronto-raptors-sign-greg-monroe-add-third-star/ , I am a big advocate for the Toronto Raptors signing Detroit Pistons’ power forward Greg Monroe, however since the Raptors are now in win now mode because of their big and unexpected improvement, they could turn their sights on Los Angeles Lakers’ big man Pau Gasol if they want to speed their quest to the NBA’s elite. Gasol is aging, but is still in his prime and one of the best big men in the NBA. His play this season wasn’t appreciated because it was on a pathetic Lakers team, but he averaged 17.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.5 blocks in just 31.4 minutes per game. He is an elite scorer in the paint and from mid range and is an excellent rebounder, distributor and rim protector. He would give them a go-to scorer down low and would take a let of pressure off of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry and ...
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