The Lakers outdueled Dallas and, most threateningly, Toronto for Gasol's services, bringing him to Los Angeles less than 24 hours after his former teammate Serge Ibaka agreed to a deal with the Clippers. With McGee no longer in the mix, Gasol could potentially slot in as the Lakers' starting center.
The 6-foot-11 Spaniard was an integral piece that helped put the Raptors get over the hump and win their first-ever National Basketball Association championship in 2019. He isn't what he used to be defensively, but he can still bang down low while also spacing the floor on the offensive end.
Gasol was drafted by the Lakers in 2007, but had his rights traded to Memphis for his brother, Pau, before he ever played an National Basketball Association game.