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#1 Hollywood

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Posted January 06, 2012 - 10:09 AM

is pau getting to comfortable shooting 17 feet shots? Last games i have seen he drove to the paint maybe twice. i think hes getting to comfortable shooting those shots, its bad for the Lakers whats the point of having two 7 footers then if one of them thinks he can hit 3pointers on demand?
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Posted January 06, 2012 - 10:12 AM

I agree but i think in Pau's mind if he drives to the basket more he'll get blocked I'm ok with him taking those shots. With that being said I hope he drives more

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Posted January 06, 2012 - 10:15 AM

In Pau's mind, he is shooting at a high percentage. Why drive to the basket? It only furthers his image as being a soft player. Why drive and take a foul when I can act like a SF or SG from 15 ft.

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Posted January 06, 2012 - 10:18 AM

we all know every player has off nights we saw it last time with Kobe what about when pau has off nights my fear is that Pau keeps on shooting from 15ft when hes 0-15 :nah:
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Posted January 06, 2012 - 10:19 AM

we all know every player has off nights we saw it last time with Kobe what about when pau has off nights my fear is that Pau keeps on shooting from 15ft when hes 0-15 :nah:


Pau is already playing inconsistent. The only constant in his game right now is his jump shot and even then he hesitates to shoot. The guy is driving me mad. Act like you are [expletive]ing 7 feet and play with some balls.

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Posted January 06, 2012 - 10:20 AM

Imo he should have more touches... He is a reliable offensive weapon which is again imo underused
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Posted January 06, 2012 - 10:22 AM

Pau doesn't play like a 7 footer. He plays like a 6'2 guy. Pau never plays like a 7 footer. Pau Gasoft got that name for a reason. Its not because he doesn't have define muscles like those black players. Its because of how he plays. I wish we can trade Pau for Kevin Love right now.

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Posted January 06, 2012 - 10:24 AM

Imo he should have more touches... He is a reliable offensive weapon which is again imo underused



IMO you have to get Kobe and Bynum going first. They are playing at a higher level and demand more touches than Pau. Pau seems to only be good when open. He throws the ball away, gets pushed around in the paint, plays o.k. defense and barely catches 10 rebounds a game. AND HE IS 7 FEET TALL.

Pau should not get more touches than our two all stars.

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Posted January 06, 2012 - 10:24 AM

He's not shooting them at a low percentage, but his lack of aggressive play is hurting what we're trying to accomplish, and teams have an easier time boxing him out when he's running from 18 feet in to grab a rebound (offensive or defensive rebound). The older a finesse player gets, the quicker he falls. That's why you see guys like Kurt Thomas and Shaq playing until they are 60 years old (and those that don't, it's because of their injuries).

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Posted January 06, 2012 - 10:33 AM

Its a mental thing, he knows he could've been traded and hes not untouchable anymore. He could be here today and gone tomorrow with a lot of uncertainty looming he could be affected by it. Hes unsettled right now. Kevin Martin and Luis Scola are struggling big time too (not as bad as Lamar). I think he'll be fine once the trading deadline passes.

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Posted January 06, 2012 - 10:37 AM

Its a mental thing, he knows he could've been traded and hes not untouchable anymore. He could be here today and gone tomorrow with a lot of uncertainty looming he could be affected by it. Hes unsettled right now. Kevin Martin and Luis Scola are struggling big time too (not as bad as Lamar). I think he'll be fine once the trading deadline passes.

that's what we said last season with him remember he will be more aggressive once the playoffs start and we all know what happened there :nervous:
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Posted January 06, 2012 - 10:39 AM

that's what we said last season with him remember he will be more aggressive once the playoffs start and we all know what happened there :nervous:


He wasn't this bad during the regular season but yea he was terrible during the playoffs. I have faith in him that he'll be ok

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Posted January 06, 2012 - 11:15 AM

He wasn't this bad during the regular season but yea he was terrible during the playoffs. I have faith in him that he'll be ok

Pau is the guy who is most frustrating right now, but I know if we lost him we would lose alot in the frontcourt. That is why we need to get a very good guard and a defensive minded forward/center in his place.
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Posted January 06, 2012 - 11:32 AM

My biggest problem is that he has [expletive]ing Kwame Brown hands now! I've seen SO MANY decent passes to him where he just fumbles it like an oaf.

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Posted January 06, 2012 - 11:38 AM

My biggest problem is that he has [expletive]ing Kwame Brown hands now! I've seen SO MANY decent passes to him where he just fumbles it like an oaf.


I seriously can't wait til he is traded. I'm tired of this guy.

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Posted January 06, 2012 - 11:45 AM

We used to run some beautiful offense with Kobe & Pau playing a two-man game. Saw a bit of last night. It needs to come back. Not exclusively, but some.

Pau is much more skilled than Bynum and needs to be used more effectively. This wouldn't relegate Bynum to second-tier status, he would just have to play off Pau and Kobe on these possession and crash the boards. This will give Bynum more oportunities with single coverage. Something he will see less and less of if we keep just dumping into him in the post and watching him try to do it all by himself.

Otherwise, Pau seems way too happy to just hang out in the high post and wait for the occasional pass and open look. Waste of a huge salary slot.

To be fair, though, we tried. Dude was shipped out. Stern nixed it.

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Posted January 06, 2012 - 11:46 AM

As long as his shots are falling, I'm fine with him. However, I'm not satisfied with his soft defense this season and his lack of aggressiveness in the paint.

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Posted January 06, 2012 - 02:40 PM

As long as his shots are falling, I'm fine with him. However, I'm not satisfied with his soft defense this season and his lack of aggressiveness in the paint.

so your comfortable with him shooting outside the paint for the rest of the season if he improves his D? what if he makes 4 three pt shots in the next game? should he shoot more threes? come on :facepalm:

Edited by Hollywood, January 06, 2012 - 02:40 PM.

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Posted January 06, 2012 - 03:46 PM

He needs to be traded. His time is up.

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Posted January 06, 2012 - 05:25 PM

We used to run some beautiful offense with Kobe & Pau playing a two-man game. Saw a bit of last night. It needs to come back. Not exclusively, but some.

Pau is much more skilled than Bynum and needs to be used more effectively. This wouldn't relegate Bynum to second-tier status, he would just have to play off Pau and Kobe on these possession and crash the boards. This will give Bynum more oportunities with single coverage. Something he will see less and less of if we keep just dumping into him in the post and watching him try to do it all by himself.

Otherwise, Pau seems way too happy to just hang out in the high post and wait for the occasional pass and open look. Waste of a huge salary slot.

To be fair, though, we tried. Dude was shipped out. Stern nixed it.


Also the Kobe/pau two man game is at its best when it has some shooters on the floor to give these two guys space to operate, its funny their two man game hasn't been same since 2008 which coincidentally when our team had the best 3 point shooters

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