By Lauren Brill

The Global Top 10 is your weekly guide to NBA global news. In this week's edition find out who got traded to the Lakers, who hit a game winner and who registered their first triple-double..



Gasol: Graceland to La-La Land



Pau Gasol is a Laker? The news that the Spanish star would wear purple and gold broke Friday night. In the deal the Lakers sent Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie two first-round picks and the draft rights to Marc Gasol (Pau's brother) to Memphis. In return the Grizzlies sent their star, Gasol along with a 2010 second round pick. Fast forward to Tuesday night, the third overall pick of the 2001 Draft made his debut as a Laker in New Jersey. Appearing right at home on his new squad, Gasol registered a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Despite Kobe Bryant scoring an uncharacteristic six points, the Lakers defeated the Nets 105-90. Skeptics might be saying, "it is just one game," but Bryant believes the fans will see the Spanish import's impact night in and night out. "Teams can't double that easily no more, When I make a pass and he finishes a couple times, now teams are going to have to reevaluate ," Bryant said to the L.A. Times.

Video: Gasol's first game as a Laker
Photo: Gasol in Lakers threads