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#1 K0be10-11

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Posted May 31, 2009 - 06:22 AM

So i think we should start Odom at the 4 spot to guard a 3point Shooter Lewis. I know Pau will be slow and he would be thinking about rebounds and he be leaving Lewis Open. Lewis stays at the 3 point spot all the time anyway. Odom did a great job on 4's. For example Dirk, he did great job on him. Put Bynum on the bench until Gortart comes in. And I know Pau will school Gortart any time.

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Posted May 31, 2009 - 07:47 AM

Yeah but who's gonna guard Dwight Howard? Gasol definitely can't without help.

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Posted May 31, 2009 - 09:00 AM

Yeah start him at 4, Bynum at 5.

Dwight is gonna man-handle Bynum, LOL, but atleast Bynum has some strength.

IDK why, but I love to see Bynum Vs. Dwight. It just has so much potential to be a great matchup. But right now, Dwight takes it hands down.

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Posted May 31, 2009 - 09:06 AM

thats a good move, because Pau cannot stay at the perimeter.

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Posted May 31, 2009 - 09:14 AM

we have been at our best when he comes off bench.
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Posted May 31, 2009 - 09:14 AM

thats a good move, because Pau cannot stay at the perimeter.



Yeah. Varejao couldn't guard Lewis last night, and Pau is just as slow. Rashard Lewis will destroy Pau. Only thing is, if Pau takes it down low, he will destroy Lewis.

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Posted May 31, 2009 - 10:33 AM

I've been thinking that too. I also think that will be better because we will always have a fresh big man to throw at Dwight. If you have Pau/Bynum in for the first 8 minutes of the game, then take Bynum out, you've got a winded Pau guarding Dwight. If you play Odom and Pau to start the game, then bring in a fresh Bynum to guard Dwight after he's already been playing for 8-10 minutes, while Pau gets a rest, that's an advantage for us.

I just hope if Phil does this that Bynum doesn't see it as a punishment but as a tactical move and he is still as important to us as ever.
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Posted May 31, 2009 - 10:38 AM

Totally agree. Odom starter over Bynum


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Posted May 31, 2009 - 10:43 AM

make them adjust to US, we shouldn't adjust to THEM.

I would keep the Pau/Bynum frontline.

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Posted May 31, 2009 - 11:16 AM

Odom coming off the bench, provides that spark , we need. I like Odom and Walton as the leaders of the bench. It's really been helping us, the last couple of games. Don't fix it, if it ain't broke.

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Posted May 31, 2009 - 11:18 AM

make them adjust to US, we shouldn't adjust to THEM.

I would keep the Pau/Bynum frontline.

Exactly, thats the reason Dallas lost to Golden State a couple years ago. He might get off a couple threes, but Pau on the other side will dominate him on the post.

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Posted May 31, 2009 - 11:18 AM

Shouldn't Ariza guard Lewis, with Kobe guarding Hedo?

Personally, I want to start Bynum/Gasol, knowing that at any point, we can switch in Odom.

For the bulk of the minutes, I'd prefer to see Odom on the court with Gasol, or Bynum, either one.

At this stage, I just prefer Bynum starting, and getting some quick buckets. Sure, Orlando will try and exploit this defensively; but, we can score at will on this team, IMO.

Keep Bynum's head on straight by giving him the starting nod, then go to the better line-ups quickly, using Bynum to spot Gasol throughout the game.

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Posted May 31, 2009 - 11:19 AM

make them adjust to US, we shouldn't adjust to THEM.

I would keep the Pau/Bynum frontline.

yes, this is what i was talking about with my friends, make them adjust to us, yes we can't guard lewis out there, but they can't guard pau in the paint with lewis. If anything we should go right to pau to start the game, let him destroy lewis, then they will be forced to bring in battie.
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Posted May 31, 2009 - 11:26 AM

start Odom and Bynum and sit Pau down...

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Posted May 31, 2009 - 11:31 AM

start Odom and Bynum and sit Pau down...

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Thats incredibly stupid, Pau is a main part of the offense were not going to sit him.

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Posted May 31, 2009 - 11:41 AM

Thats incredibly stupid, Pau is a main part of the offense were not going to sit him.


Seriously, if one of our twin towers are gonna sit down, it's going to be Bynum.

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Posted May 31, 2009 - 11:45 AM

then whos gonna contain Dwight?

we need Bynum in the game
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Posted May 31, 2009 - 11:48 AM

make them adjust to US, we shouldn't adjust to THEM.

I would keep the Pau/Bynum frontline.



Yes that has to be are thinking. Pau will destroy Lewis down low and open the game to every other laker. That is worth it even if we have to take Pau out of the help situation on Howard for Bynum. Let Howard get his 40 and lock down on every one else. Plus if Howard is shooting more shots it is better than open looks for others and Howard rebounding their misses. This works as long as Bynum can stay out of foul trouble. My hope is that Bynum's length will bother Howard enough. Howard though will try to go right after Bynum and make him foul him.
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Posted May 31, 2009 - 11:51 AM

I fear that Lewis Hedo are gonna take Pau and Odom outisde that leaves Bynum single coverage with Dwight what should he do?

Foul him?
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Posted May 31, 2009 - 11:51 AM

Dwight had the most trouble against Kendrick Perkins. The Celtics let him go one on one and stayed home on the shooters. IF I were Bynum, I'd study how Perkins defended Howard. He made Howard work pretty damn hard to get his points/rebounds. Here's how Perkins prepared for Dwight.


Edited by MDI, May 31, 2009 - 11:56 AM.

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