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Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Tinges of Regret in Memphis


Memphis owner Michael Heisley talked to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski about the trade of Pau Gasol (which Heisley has previously said was his own doing) that made the Lakers into title contenders:

When much of the league was determined to make a serious bid for the 7-footer, how could Memphis settle so long before the February trade deadline for such a paltry offer out of the Lakers?

For the first time, even Heisley wondered whether his general manager, Chris Wallace, blew it by caving so soon to the Lakers.

"I don't know if I got the most value," Heisley confessed. "Maybe our people should've shopped (Gasol) more and maybe we would've gotten more, done a better deal. Maybe Chris did call every team in the league. I don't think he did, but maybe he should've..."