What reception should
“Standing ovation,” Lakers Coach
Gasol is having a great season with the
He left the Lakers in July for less money from the Bulls, declining two Lakers offers — three years and $29 million or two years and $23 million — to take a three-year deal worth about $22.5 million.
"I think he's rejuvenated," Scott said. "He went there with a renewed sense of energy. Here in L.A., for whatever reason, I thought he was getting beat up a lot and I think it took a toll on him. I thought that was one of the main reasons that he decided to go to Chicago."
Gasol was frequently mentioned in trade rumors while with the Lakers and was effectively dealt in 2011 as part of the Chris Paul trade until it was vetoed by former
Last season, Gasol found himself in a tug-of-war between his desire to be in the post and the perimeter-oriented schemes of former coach Mike D'Antoni's small-ball offense, a battle that sometimes played out in the media.