Originally Posted by artificial
I agree in that Odom probably fits better for the up tempo style Memphis is playing, but I really don't think he (and Sasha) are worth Gasol -even taking into account that he isn't playing at his best in this system-.
Odom is goofy and would probably lower the overall team IQ, and idea I really dislike.
In a short term situation, I agree. In long term, I think it could be beneficial for the Grizzlies. Odom is contracted until 2009 only while Pau has a much longer contract. With Memphis entering the lottery with chances of getting a top 5 pick, they would have a very young and talented core (Conley+Gay+new pick) plus good cap space when Odom's contract ends. In three years they could have something close to a contender (or at least a PO team again).