Why the Los Angeles Lakers should bring back Pau Gasol

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Following the recent signing of brother Marc, should the Los Angeles Lakers take a flyer on former Laker, Pau Gasol?

Things have been anything but quiet for the Los Angeles Lakers over the course of the past week. After a successful bubble appearance in Orlando ended in an NBA championship, Rob Pelinka and the rest of the front office has put the pedal to the metal to bolster the defending champs.

The onslaught of moves began at the beginning of last week when the Los Angeles Lakers traded Danny Green and the 28th pick in the NBA Draft to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Sixth Man of the Year runner-up Dennis Schroder.

In a move that many on Twitter expected to be the big splash of the offseason for the Lakers, Rob Pelinka showed his doubters why he is the right man for the job.

Pelinka pulled a rabbit (and maybe a few others) out of his hat once the free agency bell rang on Friday. They quickly agreed to terms with guard Wesley Matthews.

He then shocked the NBA world by stealing big man Montrezl Harrel from the Los Angeles Clippers in a move that absolutely nobody saw coming. The Lakers capped off a wild week by re-signing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Markieff Morris.

The one glaring hole in the roster following these league-shattering moves was at the center position. Following the departure of Dwight Howard, the Los Angeles Lakers were looking for an upgrade in the post.

Rob Pelinka traded JaVale McGee to the Cleveland Cavaliers in order to free up enough cap space to agree to terms with free-agent center Marc Gasol. The move to bring in the skilled big man feels much like a full-circle move. For those that are not aware, the Los Angeles Lakers were the team that drafted Marc Gasol with the 48th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.

Gasol never put on a Lakers jersey as he was traded for his brother Pau Gasol in what would lead to his elite pairing with Kobe Bryant. Almost 13 years later, Marc Gasol will finally be able to wear the prestigious purple and gold jersey he felt destined to wear.

Now that Marc Gasol is now a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, should Rob Pelinka complete the Spanish brotherhood by signing brother and former Laker Pau Gasol? The Lakers do have a few open roster spots, but does the signing make sense?

Let’s take a look at the reasons why the Los Angeles Lakers should bring Pau Gasol back for another run.