Tempus # 1 said:
1. Jerry West wasnt with the Grizzlies when that trade went down
2. At the time the Grizz were rebuilding and wanted Kwame Browns expiring contract
3. The Grizzlies got back Darrel Arthur, Marc Gasol and the cap space to add Zach Randolph in that trade
You cannot sit there and tell me that you knew that Randolph and little Gasol were gonna ball out like they have... No matter how it looks now, "giving" the Lakers Pau gave them 2 rings in 3 years... I have nothing against the Grizz at all... I always saw that entire deal as "the rich get richer" in LA's sense... But it turned out OK for the Grizzlies too...
That whole deal looked like LA gave up nothing to get one of the most polished PF's in the game at that point when it happened...