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#21 Drazard

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 12:51 PM

of course it does,

We don't have any legitimate back up center right now Hill is gone. Pau and Jamison is a good combination

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 01:18 PM

Pau hasn't been legitimate since 2011

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 01:22 PM

He will play with more energy off the bench and move to the 5 and main option for the bench. So yes it will work

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 01:27 PM

He's only going to come off the bench tonight, D'Antoni said it's likely he returns to the starting lineup vs Toronto

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 01:29 PM

This could definitely work. He should be the number 1 option on scoring with the second unit and play more on the post which is his game. I dont expect this to be a bad idea at all. The only thing I like was lasts years game when Lebron played 4 against Pau, I thought Pau pretty much punked him that game. Dont know if it will happen this game since he'll be coming off the bench.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 01:37 PM

Certainly better than him being on the floor with Dwight.

Having Gasol as your main guy on the 2nd unit COULD be a great thing. We'll see.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 01:45 PM

He needs to retire and stop stealing LA money

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 01:48 PM

He needs to retire and stop stealing LA money


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 02:36 PM

Dave McMenamin@mcten
Pau on D'Antoni's sets: "It's a guard-oriented offense & system, so most of the time 1 big or 2 bigs are not getting the best out of it"


honestly, im not sure if Pau wants to be here. i think making him come off the bench would push him or Mitch over the edge and one of the two would push hard for a trade. Pau started when he came back from the knee problems right?right. Antoni said Pau will likely return to the starting lineup soon, why say likely? Antoni is a shady guy, sounds like he's cooking up a new permenant starting lineup.
another post said it earlier in this thread, this is really what Antoni wants, he sees how much the D is better without Pau, he's interested in Clark's potential shooting ability, the 2nd unit needs a go-to-guy, and he doesnt want to give Pau touches in the post in the first unit and clog the lane.

personally im all for Clark starting, as many of you probly know.
ive seen Clark defend the rim at a all-defensive-team calibar(not saying first team) ,and thats the most important thing he does better than Pau.
Clark also is active moving around and cutting on O,Antoni likes this,nash likes this.
Clark also goes and gets rebounds ,ala jordan hill, straight flying in or out-jumping people.
if Clark's Jumper can prove to be somewhat consistent, i will bet Antoni keeps him in the starting lineup.

Edited by GMTradePau4aBench, January 17, 2013 - 02:44 PM.


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 02:54 PM

IMO Pau should be coming off the bench full time. Like its been said before offense is not the problem its the defense. With Clark in the line up you would have to athletic players in the game that would help us on D. Plus it shouldn't matter. who starts it's about who finishes.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 03:01 PM

Pau should come off as a six man. If we started Pau, we would have no frontcourt presence inside with Hill out. Just play Pau in late game situations instead of Clark.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 03:04 PM

Pau should come off as a six man. If we started Pau, we would have no frontcourt presence inside with Hill out. Just play Pau in late game situations instead of Clark.


and he might actually play really well with less minutes (like 30mins).

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 03:05 PM

and he might actually play really well with less minutes (like 30mins).

Yeah. play Clark around 15-20 minutes then Pau from the bench 20-30 minutes.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 03:09 PM

Yeah. play Clark around 15-20 minutes then Pau from the bench 20-30 minutes.


i dont get it

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 03:22 PM

of course it does,

We don't have any legitimate back up center right now Hill is gone. Pau and Jamison is a good combination


No if we play them together for significant minutes Miami will have a 50 point quarter. We'll need some combination of Clark, MWP, and Kobe out there for defensive purposes.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 03:42 PM

Pau needs to shut his jabroni mouth, know his damn role and come off the bench. If he don't like that tough [expletive]!!! While he's still a member of this team this needs to be the case for us to somehow succeed. Obviously trading him is the best scenario of all which I hope will occur.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 03:48 PM

Pau needs to embrace the 6th man role ala Lamar Odom, but sadly he won't. He still believes he is a superstar in this league, but the problem is that he doesn't play like it. He uses a bunch of excuses to try and place his blame on others while not taking responsibility for his play.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 05:01 PM

$20mil 6th man, my god. But, if it works.. I'm all for it.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 05:16 PM

Pau needs to embrace the 6th man role ala Lamar Odom, but sadly he won't. He still believes he is a superstar in this league, but the problem is that he doesn't play like it. He uses a bunch of excuses to try and place his blame on others while not taking responsibility for his play.

It's different. Back when Odom was the sixth man he didn't have a choice, but to sacrifice because Pau played his position and he was the clearly better player. Who's Pau sacrificing for Earl Clark? I like the energy the guy has brought, but let's not kid ourselves he's not a starting caliber player. He's a serviceable backup.
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Posted January 17, 2013 - 05:22 PM

It's different. Back when Odom was the sixth man he didn't have a choice, but to sacrifice because Pau played his position and he was the clearly better player. Who's Pau sacrificing for Earl Clark? I like the energy the guy has brought, but let's not kid ourselves he's not a starting caliber player. He's a serviceable backup.

He fits the offense better, plays with more energy, and plays better D than Pau.

Ginobli comes off the bench, why can't Pau?

Edited by hotpocket, January 17, 2013 - 05:22 PM.





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