Posted April 19, 2012 - 05:35 AM
Posted April 19, 2012 - 05:51 AM
Posted May 10, 2012 - 10:15 PM
Yes he's the best passing big man in the league, but he's also a liability in big games with his soft ass. Ive been hoping for a trade for 2 years now.
Posted May 10, 2012 - 11:31 PM
Posted May 11, 2012 - 12:07 AM
I just got home from class. What the [expletive] man. This is not acceptable.
I think its good you didnt see it, you would have gone crazy watching this guy play..at least I did
The North Remembers
Posted May 11, 2012 - 09:00 AM
Troy Murphy: 3 points, 2 rebounds in 6 minutes.
Pau Gasol: 3 points, 3 rebounds in 30 minutes.
That's disgraceful. You want to know something even worse. Every Nugget that got significant burn all had more rebounds than Pau except for Corey Brewer. So that includes Lawson, Afflalo, Gallo, Miller, and the list goes on.
Edited by J-H!zZl3, May 11, 2012 - 09:00 AM.
Posted May 11, 2012 - 10:33 AM
Karl is a smart coach. He said last night their goal is to not let Pau get assists like the did the previous games. They are rarely doubling him. He is going to have to outplay Fareid in game 7 and get deeper post position. He is not using his great height advantage well also his shot is not falling.
I'm ashamed of this guy
Posted May 11, 2012 - 11:04 AM
Won't work. Not with Drew in the game...and it's not necessarily Drew's fault, as he's a traditional back-to-the-basket low post center, but the offense isn't designed for it.
He is going to have to outplay Fareid in game 7 and get deeper post position.
We can't jump from our current offense, to a double post motion (just using one as an example, of course). Not with just one practice. There are far too many restrictions in an offense like that, and too much movement.
For example, in the double post motion, if JaVale were to front Bynum, Gasol would flash to the ball side elbow, initiating a post pin and a high low play. If McGee is behind Drew, Gasol breaks to the weak side elbow, Drew forces a double, and the pass goes to Gasol for the jumper, or a kick out to a shooter.
I mean, we actually try and set this up, but we don't begin that way. In that particular offense, both of our bigs are in the low post, opposite sides, and our three perimeter players stay outside.
We probably avoid this, though, because a team like Denver has no problem sticking one guy on Kobe while he's 25 feet from the rim. They have the help D to recover and contest anything he tries to take inside of the three, all while being long enough to stick with their man in the process.
The truth is, Bynum cannot facilitate (doesn't have that ability, but he shouldn't be trying to in the first place). I've said it for a while now. With this crew, on this team, in this offense...he can't. He has to score once he gets the ball...no waiting for doubles. It would help if Gasol was a threat, because then Pau can drag his man anywhere on the court, given his range (like Duncan was doing in San Antonio), but his lack of aggressive play is an issue as well.
Posted May 11, 2012 - 11:12 AM
Posted May 11, 2012 - 11:35 AM
Sadly, when Gasol does have that opportunity, he's in there with the second unit, which is bottom five in the NBA in scoring and one of the worst defensive units in the league as well.
Yes with Drew in the game it is much more difficult however there are times when Pau should be posting deeper with Hill in. Pau has to be some offensive threat. Pau was doing pretty well earlier in the series becaue his mid range jumper was falling but he can't always rely on that and must go in the post at times. He needs to mix it up.
I'm not saying Gasol isn't to blame, though, because quite frankly, I'm sick of him not taking advantage of Faried more often, and looking to flop rather than just put the ball in the basket. Story of his career, really. Faried is an athletic freak, but he doesn't have the defensive IQ to stop Gasol's multiple post moves...it's just that Pau has the mindset of a facilitator, and both of our starting big men think they have to create for their teammates, when we actually need them to be aggressive here and there (with Drew always looking to score).
The conflict was inevitable. Pau Gasol is a facilitating center, secondary PF. We can't play two centers 30+ minutes a night together. Houston got away with it back in the 80's (for what...two seasons before Sampson was a shell of his former self), but Drew and Gasol are two different players that are trying to take in the same role in an offense that's demanding Drew to run the show (ala Duncan), and it doesn't make sense. Drew, Gasol and Sessions all can't look to create for others...and that's why we don't have a legitimate second scoring option. Without one, we are easy to beat.
Posted May 11, 2012 - 12:20 PM
Posted May 11, 2012 - 03:07 PM
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