Nash PNR ability, also has a lethal 3 point shot, Howard doing damage in the post while Kobe and MWP are attacking the wings with ease. HOWEVER, our power forward Gasol is really the odd one out. In this offence spacing is very important. Gasol is inconsistent midrange and does not has the ability to shoot the 3 regularly. I believe he can still be dominant in the low block but this dude mostly choose to roam at mid range. As such defenders will play off him, if i was defending Gasol, i will gladly let him take a open mid range shot then leaving the paint vulnerable to Howard Bryant and MWP. The only thing Gasol has is his ability to pass and maybe get some defensive rebounds. defensively he is a liability and his offence is not sufficient enough. Maybe its just not suitable in this offence.
With the emergence of Meeks as a catch and shoot player earning more minutes at SG, Kobe will sliding down to SF for some minutes, MWP sliding to the PF, as well as Hill being effective in the minutes he got during the game against Warriors, probably should be getting more minutes at 4 and 5. Not to mention that we still have Jamison who can hit the Midrange J/3 much more effectively than Gasol.
Gasol is now really expendable. Note that he shot like only 28/120 from three in his ENTIRE nba career and his midrange game is really inconsistent.
We need a starting PF that can hit the Midrange and 3 consistently as well as play some defence. Antawn Jamison will be decent but he is currently in the doghouse and defensively isnt much better than pau.
I want a defensive back up pg and a offensive minded SF Furthermore, we only have Kobe MWP and Meeks at the 2 and 3. We need a SF to give Kobe some rest and provide depth just in case MWP and Meeks drops off in production.
I know some of you may argue that Gasol will be better when Nash is back. However there is no denying that Gasol thrives more in the post rathar than taking midrange/3s. Its better that we get a more fitting player.
Edited by Renegade, December 26, 2012 - 01:00 AM.