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#21 Lakers4Life

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 10:37 PM

He looks fine out there to me to be honest. Everytime he misses a rebound, "ah his not fully healthy"... BS. 4 rebounds as the center at 39 minutes to me means he had a BAD GAME not oh his not healthy. Heres hoping he bounces back tomorrow.
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Posted November 23, 2012 - 10:41 PM

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I'm not surprised actually by Howard's struggles at all - it's back related - stamina a problem 4 in 5 nights? rough


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Posted November 23, 2012 - 11:03 PM

4 rebounds almost 40 mins


As in
1 rebound every 10 mins
Or 1 ever quarter

Terrible
If he is not healthy, we should be playing Pau gasol more mins at the 5 spot or hill

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 11:49 PM

He's struggled the last few games, but he's had an ok season as a whole. He doesn't quite have Dwight numbers and his impact on D isn't where it is when he's 100%, but I think it'll slowly come back.

No need to do anything with him but try to get him more rest.

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 11:51 PM

How much time do we have to wait till he's 100% again ?


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Posted November 24, 2012 - 12:04 AM

How much time do we have to wait till he's 100% again ?


Christmas probably.

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Posted November 24, 2012 - 02:04 AM

4 rebounds almost 40 mins


As in
1 rebound every 10 mins
Or 1 ever quarter

Terrible
If he is not healthy, we should be playing Pau gasol more mins at the 5 spot or hill

im okay with hill. but pau? Oh heck no.

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Posted November 24, 2012 - 02:04 AM

Christmas probably.

I don't know .. Looks like he's been regressing recently .. He doesn't look good on the court, he looks sad, he doesn't play with energy. I hope that's due to his poor stamina.

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Posted November 24, 2012 - 02:06 AM

Nothing -_-

Dwight played well, drew the defense to him considering the type of defense they were playing and was able to find our 3 point shooters and play some good defense making key blocks down the stretch.

Dwight's impact doesn't have to ALWAYS be offensive. He made the decision to pass to our shooter after drawing the defense rather than forcing it and risking a turnover because his timing still isn't all the way back or risk going to the free throw line.

he decided to start finding our three point shooters instead because the Grizzlies were playing off them and Dwight's passing made them pay for it.

Dwight played a good game tonight making Memphis pay for the kind of defense they showed and our bench benefitted(30 points from our bench) and were most effective in the 4 out 1 in offense where Dwight was the main playmaker for the bench unit on the court setting up nearly all of their shots.

So idk what the heck you're talking about


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Posted November 24, 2012 - 02:52 AM

Lakers won a champion ship with Pau outplaying dwight howard down in the lowpost in a Center battle.

Lakers won ANOTHER championship when, with Pau and Lamar being the 2 low post players, once AGAIN, with Pau being the center (no disrespect to bynum, WHO was big)


He has won 2 rings

He is proven
He leads his national team

Dantonie is a nobody who has won NOTHING compared to Pau Gasol.


Main point... Play Dwight less mins til he is 100% healthy, and give Gasol mins at the Center spot.

Everyone is hoping on the lynch Pau Gasol bandwagon, but i am going to still support the guy.

I remember him outplaying Dwight and bringing the lakers a championship.
Kobe does too...

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Posted November 24, 2012 - 02:58 AM

Lakers won a champion ship with Pau outplaying dwight howard down in the lowpost in a Center battle.

Lakers won ANOTHER championship when, with Pau and Lamar being the 2 low post players, once AGAIN, with Pau being the center (no disrespect to bynum, WHO was big)


He has won 2 rings

He is proven
He leads his national team

Dantonie is a nobody who has won NOTHING compared to Pau Gasol.


Main point... Play Dwight less mins til he is 100% healthy, and give Gasol mins at the Center spot.

Everyone is hoping on the lynch Pau Gasol bandwagon, but i am going to still support the guy.

I remember him outplaying Dwight and bringing the lakers a championship.
Kobe does too...


Dude get out of the past.

Pau is NOT the same player he was back then. If he was we wouldn't have been swept in the very next playoffs, and we wouldn't have lost 4-1 to OKC when we could have been up 3-1 and that was with Gasol only putting up 12-9 If he was the same player we wouldn't have had early playoff exits 2 years in a row.


Pau is done. Stop trying to make excuses or take from his past glory as evidence he'll come back to that form.

That excuse was done two years ago

It was done last year

It's done this year and is only desperation because you don't want to see the guy leave.

Even Real Deal said this is the WORST he's seen Pau Gasol(Memphis AND LA) and that we CAN'T win a championship if he continued along this path.

And tonight he looked even worse than the night Real Deal said that.

Pau is done as a top tier player in this league.

I'm sorry, he just is. It's obvious by now and even his strongest supporter has to come to grips with that.

Come to grips with the fact Jamison played better defense than Pau did.

Come to the grips with the fact Pau shouldn't have played the 2nd half.

Come to the grips with the fact Pau is a glorified bench player at this point in his career if we look at how far he's dropped off.

Problem is, he's making 19 million.

19 million means you're top 5 in this league.

He isn't cracking top 20 after tonight.

Pau's done, and you shouldn't try to defend him when you didn't even see the game tonight.

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Posted November 24, 2012 - 03:01 AM

Pau is not done!
He is still an All-star and NBA superstar,
A top 15 NBA player
Top 3 Center in the NBA



(DO NOT SAY OTHERWISE, {until he is traded!!!!])
We must let other GMS think this guy is really good!
(Let other GMS think he can still be great)


I mean...

Pau Gasol is still awsome!!!!
He is a lock for the all-NBA team this year!

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Posted November 24, 2012 - 03:08 AM

Dwight was active defensively but his numbers certainly weren't productive tonight. That is definitely attributed to fatigue, 3rd game in 4 nights. BKN/SAC was the first back to back set since the very start of the season and these last two have been the first games where we've seen him fail to produce with big minutes on the floor (and without foul trouble). There's no regression or anything to freak out over (hell, he looked great on defense for stretches), he's just not 100% physically to this point. No one should expect him to be in perfect shape until January.

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Posted November 24, 2012 - 05:08 AM

Dwight is a Power Forward and needs to be used a such. Pau just needs to exert himself. We need a six eight or six nine athletic SF. Minutes need to be monitored better and the Lakers just need time to gel. RELAX

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Posted November 24, 2012 - 06:48 AM

Howard is still a very limited post player. Open your eyes, he is the greatest defensive big man but on the offensive end there are 20 players better than him.

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Posted November 24, 2012 - 07:00 AM

He's sick of playing alongside Pau

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted November 24, 2012 - 07:46 AM

Kinda hard to say something's wrong with him for a guy that averages 18/10 who is shooting 58% while he's not completely 100%

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Posted November 24, 2012 - 09:22 AM

Dwight is a Power Forward and needs to be used a such. Pau just needs to exert himself. We need a six eight or six nine athletic SF. Minutes need to be monitored better and the Lakers just need time to gel. RELAX

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Posted November 24, 2012 - 09:42 AM

:facepalm:

you have obviously not played basketball after coming off an injury in a competitive league. Your going to be fatigue and your not going to fully have your timing.

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Posted November 24, 2012 - 10:44 AM

It's very simple. A guy playing with a injury, at less than 100%, is going to struggle when the schedule dictates back-to-back games with little recovery time. Add to that, the fact the core of this team is all over 30, and this team will struggle when the schedule dictates stretches like 3 games in 4 nights. This shouldn't be news to anyone. We don't have a bunch of young players with talent playing meaningful minutes. We don't have a particularly deep bench. Correction, we have NO bench. This will be a problem throughout the season so get used to it.

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