Why the Los Angeles Lakers should bring back Pau Gasol

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3. The Los Angeles Lakers could use another center

Yes, the Los Angeles Lakers have signed brother Marc Gasol as a free agent and still have the best big man in the league in Anthony Davis (or at least they will after he officially signs his extension). However, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reported that without the likes of JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard, the Lakers are looking to add another center to the roster.

Now that we are this deep into the free-agent pool with most big names accounted for, many of the options would have minimal impact if any. One would argue that Pau Gasol would be just as impactful as any of the options the Lakers would have for the veterans minimum.

It is unknown whether or not the older Gasol brother is even healthy enough to play this upcoming season, or even if he would want to. If the future Hall of Famer can get his legs under him, he would be of great use for LeBron James and the Lakers.

Let’s be honest, any other center the Los Angeles Lakers would sign this season would most likely be a “break glass in case of emergency” signing.

The Lakers boast the deep center lineup of Marc Gasol, Montrezl Harrell and Anthony Davis, and one could argue that once the playoffs start Davis would play the five more often. Players can be taught skills, but they cannot be taught size, which is something that Pau Gasol could potentially bring.