Desperate time call for blowing it up, not putting a bandaid on a dead horse.Gasol would be a massive upgrade on this team. He's supremely underrated right now... especially on this forum. Getting a 7 foot allstar who is several years younger than KG would be nothing but incredible news. Unfortunately, it'll never happen. We don't have the assets. Just not happening.
Also, if you're just now starting to panic, you apparently didn't analyze this roster very well prior to the season. Nothing that is currently happening is even mildy surprising. We're a mediocre team without a legit big next to KG... it's been that way since Shaq hobbled off the court.
Getting Gasol wouldn't be a "bandaid"... it would fix the thing that has plagued us since we stopped being a legit contender. Unfortunately, it's not even remotely likely it will happen.
LB33, agree with everything but the last line.
I know it might be wishful thinking, but I think that we have exactly what the Fakers would want. A few things speak to this:
1. Gasol's value is at an alltime low, due to the factors I listed in the OP as well as the fact that he isn't even starting now, and won't with D'Antoni.
2. The Fakers have declared that they want no longterm contracts to impede their flexibility. Pierce's contract is huge this year, and fits the bill for them next year.
3. PP's skills would make him a favorite in LaLaLand and he brings far more skills for shorterm than anyone else the Fakers could get to bite on Gasol's huge contract.
I know I'm hoping as are you. You never know.
P.S. I am pretty surprised that, as you say, Gasol is so undervalued skills-wise on this board.