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Should Pau Come Off The Bench? (Hill Take His Starting Spot)


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Poll: Should Pau Come Off The Bench? (37 member(s) have cast votes)

Should Pau Come Off The Bench?

  1. Yes (15 votes [40.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.54%

  2. No (22 votes [59.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 59.46%

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 09:40 PM

Predator could give our starting lineup a boost energy-wise and defensively. Pau could give our bench a boost facilitating for others and getting his own confidence/swagger back up by being the feature option.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 07:02 AM

Pau's defense has been horrible.
We don't NEED his offensive talents because the offense takes care of everyone.

Yes, Hill should start if we want to play both sides of the ball...because he provides both energy, defense and the ability to finish strong around the rim. He also has the ability to hit the mid-range J with about the same consistency as Pau. He has better chemistry with Dwight. He's a GREAT offensive rebounder which is EXTREMELY important if we are going to increase the pace of the game...it's a part of the defensive scheme that will help us lower the opponents FGAs and possessions per game allowing us to increase our scoring while maintaining a modest Opponent PPG. He plays with an intensity that is infectious on the defensive end. He should start.

Will he? There are about 20 MILLION reasons Pau will start and Hill won't.

Pau is talented...no doubt. He would probably be an important cog on another team in another offense. In this offense, aggression and intensity/focus are CRUCIAL...those are NOT Pau's strong points.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 07:17 AM

No.
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Posted November 17, 2012 - 09:05 AM

He's been playing like a bench player the last couple of years, might as well make it official.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 09:08 AM

Can't afford to have a 20 million dollar bench player. I don't think Hill and Howard can play together consistently because neither can space the floor. Pau can. He's an excellent mid range shooter who has simply been off this season so far, but he shot pretty well last night. Hopefully it's a sign of things to come.
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Posted November 17, 2012 - 09:32 AM

Can't afford to have a 20 million dollar bench player. I don't think Hill and Howard can play together consistently because neither can space the floor. Pau can. He's an excellent mid range shooter who has simply been off this season so far, but he shot pretty well last night. Hopefully it's a sign of things to come.


He's been off for 3 years now, but still no I wouldn't put Hill over Pau, Do I want Pau to be traded? HECK YES

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 07:33 PM

YES! He is killing us when he's on the court on BOTH ENDS! Most of our positive play tonight was strictly when he was on the bench, coincidence? I think not.

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 07:34 PM

At this point I don't think we have a choice.

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 07:38 PM

Robert Horry just said that he would absolutely bring Pau off the bench. Looks like the thought isn't that stupid after all.

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 07:39 PM

Thing is we may actually have to do something I'm very against because Jamison is a better weapon off the bench.

But.. we may have to start Jamison instead at the 4 with Dwight and pair up Gasol and Hill at the 4 and 5 with our bench. At this point I'd do that

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 07:40 PM

Horry throwin down.

Wants Pau off the bench.

'Throwin down'? Why is that so shocking or out of the ordinary. It's really not as far-fetched or bad of an idea as some of you may tend to think.

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 07:40 PM

Hill needs more minutes. I don't care how at this point, he NEEDS to be on the floor. Rebounding, post play, energy, hustle. He can bring it all. I hope MD isn't trying to pull some bull[expletive] with Hill's minutes.

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 07:41 PM

Once he comes of tbe bench hes going to avg 2/2/2
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Posted November 23, 2012 - 07:42 PM

Anyone see what MD said right now about Hill playing only 4 minutes?

I didn't like his answer. Hill has proved he has earned PT and he is not the reason why things needed to be changed up.

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 07:43 PM

Hill needs more minutes. I don't care how at this point, he NEEDS to be on the floor. Rebounding, post play, energy, hustle. He can bring it all. I hope MD isn't trying to pull some bull[expletive] with Hill's minutes.


MD isn't but the problem is that playing Hill with Howard doesn't seem to stretch the floor enough and Hill isn't as dependable as an offensive thread.


IF Hill is going to get consistent minutes(and keep Jamison from playing the 3)

Then we'd have to put Jamison at the 4 with our starting lineup to pair with Dwight and then we'd have to put Gasol as our bench 5 with Hill at our 4.

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 07:43 PM

Hill is the only guy who plays hard for all the time he is given not sure why he said that.
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Posted November 23, 2012 - 07:43 PM

Discouraging though is that D'Antoni only played Jordan 4 minutes tonight. Didn't even have a legit explanation when asked about it after the game. Maybe hate to say it, but his personal biasness and hate against Hill is coming back from their time in New York. Last thing we need really (our best bench player going to the doghouse unjustifiably).

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 07:43 PM

MD said the reason he benched Pau because "I wanted to win this game" and also "if u can't keep up with the pace, we will find someone who can"

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 07:45 PM

Anyone see what MD said right now about Hill playing only 4 minutes?

I didn't like his answer. Hill has proved he has earned PT and he is not the reason why things needed to be changed up.

Yeah, heard it all as well. Not encouraging one bit.

On the positive though, good to see that he blasted Pau deservedly so.

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 07:46 PM

ALL MD cares about is scoring points...THAT'S IT! Hiring him was a fail, not hiring PJ was a fail, not dumping Pau was a fail

Pau Gasol is GONE





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