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Pau Gasol with the Lakers

On Feb. 1, the Lakers acquired seven-foot forward-center Pau Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, first-round draft picks in 2008 and 2010 and other considerations, a move that gave the Lakers a post presence with All-Star credentials in his recent past. (Mike Brown / EPA)
In Pau Gasol‘s first game with the Lakers, he made 10 of 15 shots, scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a 105-90 victory over the New Jersey Nets(Bill Kostroun / AP)
Gasol scored 30 points in a 117-113 victory over Orlando on Feb. 8, which kicked off a 10-game winning streak for the Lakers.  (Phelan M. Ebenhack / AP)
The final game of the 10-game winning streak was a 106-88 victory over Miami. Gasol had 13 points and 11 rebounds in the win. (Paul Buck / EPA)
Gasol quickly became a fan favorite in Los Angeles, with fans lining up for his autograph before every home game. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Gasol also quickly integrated himself into the team, here sharing a moment on the bench with Chris Mihm.  (Kevork Djansezian / AP)
Gasol sprained his ankle against New Orleans on March 14 and had to sit out nine games, during which the Lakers went 5-4.  (Chris Pizzello / AP)
Gasol returned to the lineup on April 2 against Portland, scoring 10 points with six rebounds and seven assists in a 104-91 victory. (Paul Buck / EPA)