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Gasol to doubters: 'Thanks for the trust'

Updated: October 29, 2011, 4:11 AM ET
By Brian Kamenetzky | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The Los Angeles Lakers, swept from the playoffs and thoroughly embarrassed by the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference semifinals last season, have myriad questions facing them if and when the 2011-12 season finally begins.

Pau Gasol doesn't believe he's one of them.

Despite well-documented postseason struggles -- Gasol averaged only 13.1 points on 42 percent shooting in 10 postseason games against Dallas and New Orleans -- the four-time All-Star says going forward, he'll be ...

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