Weren't you paying attention in October?
The Lakers went 0-8 1/2 in games the duo both played, taking into account the preseason game Gasol sat out and the half-game Nash played against Portland before taking the knee to the leg that would become a royal pain in his rear.
Whether the Lakers are running the Princeton offense, Coach Mike D'Antoni's faster-paced scheme or what could be dubbed zero seconds or less (Gasol's playing time in the fourth quarter last month against Memphis), it's obvious that the 7-footer has become the odd man out in this strangest of Lakers seasons.
The solution is simple, if painful. Thank the benevolent Gasol for his role in helping the Lakers win a pair of NBA titles and ship him off in exchange for a player (or three) who could take part in raising banner No. 17.
Here are five proposed Gasol trades, including salaries from this season, that could improve the Lakers while offering opposing teams reasonably equitable value:
1) Gasol ($19 million) for New York forward Amare Stoudemire ($19.9 million).
This one is obvious. Exchange a piece that doesn't fit into D'Antoni's system for one that thrived in Phoenix under the coach while playing alongside Nash.
Stoudemire, 30, is a much better floor-spacing big than Gasol, 32. He can effortlessly run the pick and roll with Nash. He doesn't melt in the playoffs.
It's clear that the tandem of Carmelo Anthony and Stoudemire wasn't working in New York, where the Knicks have thrived with Stoudemire sidelined this season after knee surgery.
The Lakers would be stuck with the bigger contract (Stoudemire is owed $45 million over the next two seasons as opposed to Gasol's $19.2 million for 2013-14) and potentially more headaches. Fire extinguishers at the team's practice facility would need to be encased in shatter-proof glass.
But a team seemingly stuck in slow motion would be much closer to Showtime, The Sequel.
2) Gasol and Chris Duhon ($3.5 million) for Atlanta power forward Josh Smith ($13.2 million) and point guard Devin Harris ($8.5 million).
The Hawks called this summer to inquire about a Smith-for-Gasol trade.
The Lakers said no thanks.
They would probably be a lot more receptive now.
Smith, 27, has helped Atlanta become one of the league's surprises in what was supposed to be a rebuilding season, but the Hawks obviously covet the skill set that has made Gasol a four-time All-Star.
Lakers center Dwight Howard would almost certainly be amenable to playing alongside Smith because they were once teammates on the AAU circuit. They could even hold a joint media conference in July to announce the signing of long-term extensions.
Harris, 29, is somewhat expendable with Hawks starting point guard Jeff Teague off to a good start and would represent a major upgrade over the Lakers' current backups.