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Gasol trade worked out for both sides

Updated: February 11, 2010, 1:09 AM ET
By John Ireland

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Some trades -- not many, but some -- work out for both sides.

Exactly two years ago, Feb. 1, 2008, the Lakers made the trade heard 'round the world: Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie, Marc Gasol and two No. 1 picks for Pau Gasol and a second-round pick.

Ever since, the Lakers have won more games than any other NBA team and have made the NBA Finals twice. Gasol has been the perfect complement to Kobe Bryant, and is a natural fit for Phil Jackson's triangle ...

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