Yea maybe went a little too far. Gasol > Bosh. But bosh would spread the floor better for us.
No problem...love the fan enthusiasm...
Bosh wouldn't spread the floor any better than Pau. In Fact, as it stands Pau is this stretch 4 that everyone keeps griping about. Funny how its only the fans that complain, but the coaching staff, management and his fellow players are perfectly fine being "stuck" with a hall of fame level PF that is still amongst the best in the league.
And to think, some wonder why so many people dislike Laker fans.
I have no problem with Pau offensively. He's doing fine and I don't think his offensive production will decline once Nash comes in.
We are banking on Howard covering Nash's bad defense if we want to get past OKC, SAS or LAC. Those teams will straight kill us in P&R or just simple penetration off the bounce if not for Dwight. The problem with that is if Dwight does what he does and Pau doesn't help him, it's just as bad as Dwight not doing anything at all. That's what I'm watching...the defensive end. I'm fine with Kobe getting burned every now and again for a long J...with in reason, of course...layups and dunks ? No...we can't give those up.
Shore that up and I have no problem with Pau.
Don't fix that and we have NO CHANCE at getting stops when we need to.
Offense changes based on system and coaches.
Defense will be almost the same from high school to the NBA. Especially the basic help and recover principles...Pau knows better...if he can't or won't fix this, move him for someone who WANTS to do that.