65 regular season games, and 23 playoff games that season.
Bynum and Pau didn't play together...like I said, LO/Pau started...and Bynum did not finish the game on the floor...so...
Ugh. It amazes me how many people read one sentence of a post.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO SAY that a low post player, and a high post player, can't co-exist...THAN you might as well say that a duo of any two big men can't work unless one is strictly a three-point shooter.
My exact words were "you should just tell us" unless I'm having trouble reading my post. Never did I say that you posted it.
Not in this offense.
Not with Pau not being aggressive.
Not with Pau's history of not playing well with a dominant big.
I did not make generalizations about 7fters playing together. I was talking about Pau's history playing with a dominant 7fter...wasn't good.
The video was posted to show you how Gasol was playing, actually, but I'm assuming (although I better not do that!) that you just didn't care. I can't give you his FG% near the rim (and tell you how bad it is) because you don't like stats, and I can't show you video of him being reluctant to do anything OR missing shots close to the rim because...maybe it's a bad thing for you?
I had already responded to that. Pau's play with and without Howard? I have talked about Pau not being aggressive ad nauseum. Doesn't make sense. I'm not defending it. He's not adjusting to the offense period. I don't understand what is going on without Dwight but we have EVIDENCE of the root of the problem with Dwight.
I don't know what you want me to say. He's sucking it up all around. We agree.
Ah, so him and Dwight CAN co-exist, but Gasol just doesn't want to.
I believe that Pau has the tools to adjust and succeed...I can only speculate that he doesn't want to adjust even though I'm sure he wants to succeed.
Sounds to me like Gasol wants to play center, get really physical, and bust ass down low like Shaq Diesel.
He's never done that. What he has done is used his body and skills to score efficiently CLOSE to the rim. He has trouble getting around faster post players from the high post but when he's at the rim, he uses his posts moves and skills to score quickly. He's also a good post passer. He's not a bruiser. He's also not a tweener. 10 feet and out, if he's not shooting it, he's not efficient.
Newsflash: he doesn't do it by himself, with Dwight on the bench. He doesn't want to play like a true seven-footer. I used my "eye test" on this...I see him leaking back out and letting others post up (like Jordan Hill).
You're preaching to the choir. He hasn't done well with or without Dwight. I don't get it. He went thru the same thing with Bynum. All I know is he doesn't play aggressively and he doesn't have the foot speed to score efficient from the high post (getting to the rim off the bounce). He makes too much to struggle so much in multiple spots on the floor.
Doesn't sound like Gasol can play with any non-shooting big man. Kind of odd that he was able to play so well with his own brother, though, who occupied that space down low for Spain every year they've been on the same court together.
Different offense and him and his brother have 25+ years experience playing with each other.
EXTREMELY bad example.
Genius idea, financially, because Bargnani will be making $12 million for us in 2014-15.
Dwight ($20 mill)
Kobe (probably $10-15 mill)
Nash ($10 mill)
Bargnani ($12 mill)
Looks like we have just enough money to make us players for a big-time free agent like John Lucas or Aaron Gray. Can't wait to see that.
12M as an expiring contract! This offense INFLATES trade value.
And I think it's really foolish to assume a 36y/o Kobe will get 15M...that's not going to happen.
Context, mi amigo.
And congrats on the spelling bees...I'm sure your parents were proud. And I'm not being facetious. I was always a good speller because I read so much but I was never able to win that consistently...and nowadays, I look up at least a word a post!! LOL...old age.