Gasol's return to the Lakers lineup in a 101-100 victory over Charlotte on Tuesday night reminded me how sick I am of hearing folks say the Lakers would be better off without him.
No, the Lakers would be better off with a system that fits him. They would be better off with a game plan that accommodates him. You don't trade him. You work with him. You adjust around him. You win with him, which is exactly what they did Tuesday night.