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Lakers trade JaVale McGee to create space for Marc Gasol

Larry Brown Sports logo Larry Brown Sports 23/11/2020 02:16:15 Larry Brown Sports
JaVale McGee holding a basketball: Shortly after winning a ring, the Lakers ship JaVale McGee to Cleveland. © Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY SportsShortly after winning a ring, the Lakers ship JaVale McGee to Cleveland.

The Toronto Raptors are losing all their big men to Los Angeles teams.

On Saturday, Serge Ibaka agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. And on Sunday, it was Marc Gasol agreeing to sign with the Lakers.

The Lakers made a move in order to create room for Gasol, as they traded center JaVale McGee to Cleveland. That allowed them to sign Gasol. The signing comes as no surprise considering reports tied Gasol to the Lakers.

Gasol was originally drafted by the Lakers but was traded to Memphis as part of a trade involving his brother. Now 35 and toward the end of his career, Gasol averaged 7.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for Toronto last season.

The Lakers continue to have a strong offseason after winning the championship. They lost Dwight Howard, McGee, Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley. But they brought in Dennis Schroder, Gasol and Wes Matthews, while re-signing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Markieff Morris.

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