according to Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report...adding FA Gasol to the Raptors to pair with JV would make us instant contenders
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...tle-contention

I know Gasol was on our radar big time during the BC era including with Masai was an assistant GM. He's only 33 and obviously we know his resume but he's coming off a down year for him but 17.4 pts & 9.7 rbs is a pretty solid "down year", he's either in decline or gonna have a huge bounce back year playing meaningful games again. He's recently been pretty miserably with the Lakers and he's not gonna cost anywhere close to the $19M his last contract was paying him. Only real scenarios i see would be him re-signing back with the Lakers or going back to the Grizz with lil bro Marc but you never know. what you think...Gasol finally playing for the Raps a good thing?