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#21 Thanatos

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 04:59 PM

The title's a bit misleading. They aren't "looking" at him in the present tense. Either way, I'd rather keep Pau he fits in better on the offensive end.

This. It's just some guy speculating.
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Posted August 15, 2012 - 05:21 PM

Not happening. Pau is a much better player and fit than Smith.
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Posted August 15, 2012 - 05:21 PM

Not happening. Pau is a much better player and fit than Smith.


Pau's also 5 years older than Smith.

I don't see it happening either.

Edited by alec613, August 15, 2012 - 05:22 PM.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 05:52 PM

Smith's also backed off on his beef with Atlanta. That kind of got lost in all the D12 news.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:13 PM

Smith's also backed off on his beef with Atlanta. That kind of got lost in all the D12 news.


Well, other than shedding JJ's ridiculous contract and sending Marvin Williams, the Hawks hasn't really done anything.
The fact that they missed on Dwight isn't helping either.

I think everyone would agree that he's gonna test the FA market.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:19 PM

wouldn't be bad..but i prefer pau....for now
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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:20 PM

Not happening. Pau is a much better player and fit than Smith.


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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:21 PM

There's no reason to piss Kobe off by trading for a marginally better player. The only way this happens is if Gasol doesn't play well leading up to the trade deadline.



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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:22 PM

Well, other than shedding JJ's ridiculous contract and sending Marvin Williams, the Hawks hasn't really done anything.
The fact that they missed on Dwight isn't helping either.

I think everyone would agree that he's gonna test the FA market.


Yeah I'm not sure about the details, I just vaguely remember some tweet mentioning it as I was scrolling through my feed for D12 news.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:23 PM

pau will play well all season long with soft tendencies here and there. but, where he really has to prove himself is in the playoffs.

I don't wanna hear no more [expletive]ing excuses for that guy

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:26 PM

pau will play well all season long with soft tendencies here and there. but, where he really has to prove himself is in the playoffs.

I don't wanna hear no more [expletive]ing excuses for that guy

I'm surprised you'd say that considering how much love you've shown for the guy on the forums before :laughing:

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:26 PM

i dont like smith as much for this team. Id rather have pau's skills to balance with dwights athleticism. If they did, the lakers front line would also be considerably smaller than it was last season and that is their biggest advantage over miami
Abdul-Jabbar told the San Francisco Chronicle last month he met Howard only once and that Howard expressed an interest in learning from the former Lakers captain but he never again reached out to Abdul-Jabbar.

‘He’s charming, he’s charismatic, very nice young man,’ Abdul-Jabbar said. ‘Maturity-wise, he doesn’t get it.’

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:29 PM

I'm surprised you'd say that considering how much love you've shown for the guy on the forums before :laughing:


Yeh, I'm not exactly excited about Pau being here.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:30 PM

We'd be mean as hell with Josh Smith though.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:33 PM

We'd be mean as hell with Josh Smith though.


On defense and the break, not so much in the halfcourt sets.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:35 PM

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:37 PM

Yeh, I'm not exactly excited about Pau being here.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:38 PM

On defense and the break, not so much in the halfcourt sets.


he can shoot jumpers over and over again...just like Pau does nowadays

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:40 PM

he can shoot jumpers over and over again...just like Pau does nowadays


Get em Windu! :rock:

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:41 PM

The only reason I'd rather have Pau here than Smith is because Pau's passing ability from the high to low post fits the Princeton offense very well, especially now that Howard is here.

But if he can't take advantage of an opportunity that is basically being handed to him on a silver platter, yes, ship him out for Smith immediately. I don't see that happening, though.




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