But this season he really slowed down, and all but disappeared during a couple games against OKC, culminating in his game 4 disaster turnover. There is not enough room in the low post for Gasol and Andrew Bynum anymore. And Bynum is the future of the Lakers. Yes, he sometimes has rough nights and is a little immature, but so what? He’s still the most skilled big man in the league, and when he’s on, he’s unstoppable.
In order for the Lakers to be competitive next year they must upgrade at the point guard position, which has been the team’s weak spot for years. The Lakers made a late season trade for Ramon Sessions in an attempt to fill that hole, but to no avail. He’s not a starting point guard for a team that wants to win a championship.