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#4441 androsays

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 08:46 AM

good riddance... if he wasn't such a weenie and actually justified his salary, dude would've already been gone

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 08:51 AM

Amar'e doesn't whine about coming off the bench.

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 09:24 AM

Gasol Doesn't Blame D'Antoni For Sticking To His System

Feb 05, 2013 11:12 AM EST

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Pau Gasol has a cordial relationship with Mike D'Antoni, but they continue to be in disagreement about his role with the Los Angeles Lakers.
"It's hard to know personalities if you don't get in touch with them," said Gasol.
Gasol and D'Antoni met for dinner a few weeks ago in an attempt to improve their understanding.
"It was an effort on our part to try and come to an understanding," Gasol said. "But I don't think it's translated to an understanding. Nothing significant has happened; it's probably even gone a little backwards."
Gasol was asked if D'Antoni and Dwight Howard remain with the Lakers next season how would he react.
"It would be hard for me to deal with another season knowing the facts you just mentioned," said Gasol.
Gasol doesn't blame D'Antoni for how he has used him.
"He has his philosophy and system, and the Lakers hired him," said Gasol. "It's not his fault.
"His philosophy is to play with one big guy and four guys spread out, so then he had to make a decision: Dwight or Pau?"
Gasol believes that a different style would allow him to dominate the interior with Howard.
"I believe 100% if I was starting inside with Dwight we could make the playoffs. I just don't know if coming off the bench gives the team a chance to be better and win more games."
Gasol has one more season remaining on his contract.
Via T.J. Simers/Los Angeles Times



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Posted February 05, 2013 - 10:54 AM

I don't see anything wrong with what Pau's saying.


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 11:00 AM

Pau should stop [expletive]ing and be willing to do whatever is best for the team. Dude is our of his prime, declining physically and his health (knees) are a concern.
As soon as Dwight is ready to step in the starting 5, Gasol better embrace the center pos coming off the bench, because he obviously wasn't satisfied with his role as a forward in the starting line-up.

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 12:34 PM

We're winning more frequently with him coming off the bench. We beat OKC with it, we won 4 out of the last 5 games and we've played better basketball since then. He needs to shut up and let Clark shine. Clark is a better starting power forward for the team. What Gasol is saying is "screw success, put Clark back on the bench and start me!!".

He's coming off the bench but he was still playing starter minutes. Shut the freak up Pau.

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 12:37 PM

Seriously Pau there is no pleasing him, he ALWAYS will find something wrong.

He was unwilling to post but wanted more touches, he complained about being a power forward cause center ewas his natural position. He now has a pivotal role and is being played as a center first and a power forward second WITH important minutes AND post touches AND well spread time with dwight on the floor.

And HE still complains because he isn't starting center. SHUT UP!

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 01:10 PM

He's only making things that much easier to get rid of him

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 01:15 PM

The more of a rift he causes the better, let him speak his mind.

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 01:16 PM

Pau is the kind of guy that would be happier if we were losing as long as he was starting rather than we are winning and he's coming off the bench. Dude you are still geting 25-30 mins a game with most of the time 10+ shots. I will tell you right now you are lucky to just get that. He should be getting only 20 mins with 5 shots at most.

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 01:31 PM

Pau is the kind of guy that would be happier if we were losing as long as he was starting rather than we are winning and he's coming off the bench. Dude you are still geting 25-30 mins a game with most of the time 10+ shots. I will tell you right now you are lucky to just get that. He should be getting only 20 mins with 5 shots at most.


And you know Pau personally to make that statement?

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 01:33 PM

And you know Pau personally to make that statement?

Well lets see here. When were losing but he is getting playing time we here of no problems with the guy. He isnt complaining he isnt saying anything. We go 4-1 but he isnt playing and now we here him complaining everyday. Just going off from what Im hearing.

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 01:37 PM

It's sad that he wouldn't just embrace his new role...

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 01:38 PM

Pau is trying to air our his frustration and kill his trade value with the deadline comin up. Dont get your hopes up Pau, the Lakers might just amnesty you to begin the Free Agent period. How do you like playing in Charlotte or Milwaukee??

Dwight or not, Phil Jackson or not, Mike D'Antoni or not, Pau has not been a reliable player on either side of the floor. Its championship or bust. He hasnt put in a championship level effort since 2010. So he needs to think twice before uttering nonsense like this or he might find himself at the bottom of the league being irrelevant

Dont forget the Lakers already traded him once, they wouldn't hesitate trading him again

Edited by MDI, February 05, 2013 - 01:39 PM.

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 01:44 PM

And look at the timing of his comments. Hes been playing Center, hes doing well coming off the bench and the team is like 5-1 in their last 6 games. FU Pau.

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 01:50 PM

"I believe 100% if I was starting inside with Dwight we could make the playoffs. I just don't know if coming off the bench gives the team a chance to be better and win more games."

That comment there really pisses me off. We are 5-1 with you off the bench. When you were starting with dwight were were 8 games under .500. Pretty sure its a 0% chance we would make playoffs.

edit: Actually were 4-1 with pau coming off the bench. Oh and that 1 lost is when dwight went out and pau had to play the center positon for the last 6 minutes in the suns game. We were up by 8 at that time btw.

Edited by bigfetz, February 05, 2013 - 01:54 PM.


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 01:54 PM

He's basically saying "I'd rather start while we struggle rather than play my natural position I've been begging for and we succeed."

He's entering cousins territory of annoyance

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 02:15 PM

U guys are funny.

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 02:16 PM

Hey Pau - Shut the [expletive] up and play hard!!! Shut the [expletive] up and play hard!!! Shut the [expletive] up and play hard!!! Shut the [expletive] up and play hard!!! Shut the [expletive] up and play hard!!!

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 02:22 PM

Hey Pau - Shut the [expletive] up and play hard!!! Shut the [expletive] up and play hard!!! Shut the [expletive] up and play hard!!! Shut the [expletive] up and play hard!!! Shut the [expletive] up and play hard!!!


Do you think Pau should just shut up and play hard?





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