Lakers’ First Half MVP

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The Winner Is…

Pau Gasol

Jan 24, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol (16) shoots against the Orlando Magic during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Gasol has been the Lakers most consistent player this season with the largest all-around impact. Nick Young is a scorer, Jordan Hill doesn’t get enough minutes, and Jodie Meeks just can’t match Pau’s productivity. He is averaging a double-double and has done a good job of auditioning for a potential contender to be traded to. There is no doubt in my mind Gasol can contribute in a big way if a borderline contender were to acquire him. Despite his defensive shortcomings, he is still the most talented player on this Lakers team and our first half MVP.