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Tony Allen

What Pau Gasol trade makes most sense?

How about a new coach?

Ira Winderman

Sun Sentinel

The best Pau Gasol trade? Mike D'Antoni for any coach with enough common sense to find a way to make it work. Once again, D'Antoni being so wedded to a system has compromised his ability to maximize his roster.

With a $19 million price tag, knee tendinitis and declining statistics, Gasol will not fetch anything close to reasonable value on the trade market. This sets up as a worse situation than when the Lakers stole Gasol from the Grizzlies in the first place.

Having already excised one coach, the Lakers essentially are in face-saving mode, certainly can't move on to a third coach...