Some throw ins in some trades to only make salaries work in the past few years have actually turned out to have a few hidden gems in them.
1. Shannon Brown has really blossomed with the Lakers. The lakers were just wanting to get rid of some salary and ended up getting their starting PG of the future
2. Jared Dudley always had potential with the bobcats and has really turned it on with phoenix suns. I always thought the bobcats got the better deal with two fantastic role players in Raja Bell and Boris Diaw, but dudley and jason richardson have been great with the suns.
3. Marc Gasol - Grizzlies were all about cap space when they dealt his brother pau to the lakers which undoubtly made them one of the most talented teams in the league. But the lakers only gave up the rights to marc gasol. He wasnt even playing in the league at the time and has really turned out to be something special
I very much disagree with your first point, Shannon Brown is not the Lakers starting PG of the future.
gonna take a point away from me and give yourself a point lol? and who do you think is going to start next year then bud? whether you think he is capable of starting or not he has been excellent for the lakers ever since they have gotten him. the triangle doesnt need an amazing start PG. they just need someone to get the job done. Its either farmar or shannon brown starting for the lakers next year
Gasol wasntly really a throw in the grizzles new he was good and everyone else did