Originally written November 28, 2012 on HoopStuff:
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It is no secret that Gasol is struggling with the Lakers, as Dwight Howard has pushed Gasol out of the post, where he is at his best. Howard works best with a stretch forward who plays on the outside, while he just dominates the paint. This tandem with Gasol and Howard simply is not working, as Gasol is averaging under 13 points per game. The team would be wise to trade Gasol while he still has value and pick up a nice package to add much needed depth around Kobe, Howard and Nash. The only problem is that if they lose Howard in free agency and have already traded Gasol, they are in long-term, but the team is built to win now and will not win without improved depth and more talent. But Lakers fans must temper expectations, because they would not be receiving a star, as Pau Gasol has a big contract and is aging, but they could strengthen their team significantly with top-notch role players and young talent to bolster their bench and starting lineu…. So here are some possible trades fo...
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