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Derrick Rose is the Reason the Grizzlies Gave the Lakers Pau Gasol

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Back in 2008, when Memphis traded Pau Gasol to the Lakers for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie and the rights to an untested European player in Marc Gasol, Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace was ripped by seemingly everyone. It was said he got nothing for giving up an elite player such as Gasol (who instantly lifted the Lakers to three straight NBA Finals and two titles). But in retrospect, Wallace did the kind of reboot with his franchise that so many other teams are hoping to emulate now. And it all started in part because of Derrick Rose.

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