Lakers, Gasol still searching for fit

The Lakers' big man needs to feel like he belongs

Updated: December 10, 2012, 3:16 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLA.com

LOS ANGELES -- Pau Gasol has had rough stretches before. The end of his time in Memphis was pretty awful. His back hurt, his spirit was pretty close to broken after the Grizzlies got off to a terrible 13-32 start. The chances of it getting better soon -- or ever -- seemed remote.

The end of the 2011 season was pretty bad, too. Gasol came up small when the Lakers needed him most in a second-round playoff series loss to the Dallas Mavericks. When Phil Jackson, who was both a coach and a friend, ...

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