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Posted January 17, 2013 - 05:25 PM

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

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

How exactly does Clark fit the offense better? Clark has played a few solid games, but it's an incredibly small sample size.
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Posted January 17, 2013 - 05:31 PM

How exactly does Clark fit the offense better? Clark has played a few solid games, but it's an incredibly small sample size.


true, it remains to be seen if Clark is truly a great fit for the O. no question Clark is superior at protecting the rim and on the glass,tho,and those are KEY aspects,big reason why he's starting tonight.
we do not know if Clarks Jumper will remain pretty good,but, if it does,then Clark is way better on O for the FIRST UNIT,than Gasol -Clark is the cutter that Nash needs

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 05:47 PM

It might work if Gasol accepts coming off the bench.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 05:55 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.


Problem is that Pau has not really made a solid argument for himself as to why he should be a starter at a position in a system that does not suit his skill set.

Pau wants touches in the paint. He's not going to get that starting next two Dwight at the 4. As of right now, he is only going to get what he wants in terms of touches if he comes off the bench.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 06:04 PM

How exactly does Clark fit the offense better? Clark has played a few solid games, but it's an incredibly small sample size.


He fits it better by default. The offense only needs one true big man on the court at a time. That's why you see Pau taking three's.

Coming off the bench he can actually get his touches in the paint and be a guy to lead the second unit.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 06:45 PM

Whenever D'Antoni decides to play Pau, there's no getting around the fact that Dwight and Pau will have to spend some time on the court at the same time unless Pau is only going to get minutes in the low to mid teens.

I don't think there's any way to fit Pau on this team while he's here unless he figures out how to play with Dwight.

Edited by Japago, January 17, 2013 - 06:46 PM.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 06:49 PM

Whenever D'Antoni decides to play Pau, there's no getting around the fact that Dwight and Pau will have to spend some time on the court at the same time unless Pau is only going to get minutes in the low to mid teens.

I don't think there's any way to fit Pau on this team while he's here unless he figures out how to play with Dwight.


Agreed.

Not sure how much MDA will limit Pau in the meantime though.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Obv didn't work

Edited by Murdercassette, January 17, 2013 - 10:15 PM.


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 10:22 PM

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 10:25 PM

...Pau Gasol is [expletive]ing garbage. As soon as he came in Lebron went running to the basket like nothing.. And then Dwight came in and negated the drive ins.

Mike D'Antoni is GARBAGE.


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 10:26 PM

...Pau Gasol is [expletive]ing gay. As soon as he came in Lebron went running to the basket like nothing.. And then Dwight came in and negated the drive ins.

Really? :facepalm:

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 10:28 PM

lol. My fault. I should've said garbage.

Edited by Ham, January 17, 2013 - 10:30 PM.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 10:38 PM

Obv didn't work

Obv didn't work


Actually, it was effective in the first half, but he played too much in the second half and Miami abused him.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 10:54 PM

Actually, it was effective in the first half, but he played too much in the second half and Miami abused him.


In terms of helping us win, it didn't

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 10:58 PM

We need to have Gasol lead our second unit, then change our offensive gameplan when Dwight comes on the floor with him.

While he's on this team, anyway.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 10:59 PM

This was a typical Pau Gasol game...

Play a very solid first half to make Laker fans gain hope, then disappear in the second half. His defense was nonexistent tonight.

Saying that, I think Pau would be better coming off the bench...

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