By Lauren Brill

The Global Top 10 is your weekly guide to NBA global news. In this week's edition check out the Top 10 of all the Global Top 10s this season.



Gasol: Graceland to La-La Land



When the news that Pau Gasol would wear purple and gold broke Feb. 1, 2008 everyone knew it was big for the Lakers, but few knew how great of an impact the Spanish star would actually have in Hollywood. In the deal L.A. 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 the present, the third overall pick of the 2001 Draft was a crucial component in L.A.'s journey this season. Making it all the way to the Finals, Gasol averaged 16.9 points and 9.3 rebounds in the postseason. Throughout his time in L.A., Gasol demonstrated his ability to score, pass and rebound, complementing the skills of superstar Kobe Bryant. Never having won a postseason game prior to this season with the Lakers, the trade not only rejuvenated L.A.'s squad but Gasol's career as well.

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