Seriously, i dont even want this guy to stay. Yes, i know im in the minority with my statement.
Injury prone, drama, no offense, horrible ft%. I do not want to build the future around this guy.
I don't dislike him, but I think the season may have gone better without this cloud hanging over the organization's head. This tension about what he's going to do when the season ends.
I think he's better than Bynum, and as such, I think that the Lakers "won" the trade just by getting one semi-healthy season out of him. Defense is far more important from a center than offense, so I'll give Bynum the slight edge at the offensive end, and take the huge advantage on defense with Dwight. But he shouldn't be such a focal point on offense, not with this group of players. If he moves on, or if they go balls out and give him a sign'n'trade, I don't think they'll be any worse off.
I'm in the minority who still has faith in Gasol, anyway, so re-establishing the championship core of Kobe and Pau (with Nash added in, plus young talent via trade) would keep them competitive. Certainly more competitive than this.