Although I'm sure some people will disagree, it may be time to include Pau Gasol when discussing the best power forwards in the NBA. The Spanish-born player capped off a brilliant year, while winning his first NBA championship, and cementing himself as a cornerstone on a loaded Lakers squad. This discussion would not even be possible had Gasol not been able to free himself from the relative obscurity of the Memphis Grizzlies. He was a great player in Memphis, but the team was dreadful, although Gasol can be credited to leading them to the playoffs in three of the six seasons he spent there. When Los Angeles was able to trade for the Spaniard, it was called the steal of the century, and to call it theft may be doing the profession a discredit. The Lakers gave up an ineffective Kwame Brown, ...
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