Pau Gasol-Spain and Los Angeles Lakers

Leading light for Spain at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing where he was the leading scorer on the way to a silver medal finish.  Domestically, Gasol flourished following a mid-season trade from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Los Angeles Lakers, helping lead them to a spot in the NBA Finals.  He averaged 18.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per contest in 27 games for his new team.

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