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#41 Busty Bluth

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 08:17 PM

We do not need Pau. We are winning without him. We do need Jordan Hill though.


WTF????

Pau should come off the bench, but so should Ron.

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 08:23 PM

Pau is gonna come off the bench. He'll finish games if he's playing well otherwise he'll sit. Also if Hack a Dwight is being used you might see him in for Dwight at Center


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 08:54 PM

WTF????

Pau should come off the bench, but so should Ron.

Howard
Clark
Bryant
Meeks
Nash

I basically said it in occurance with Majesty that Pau should only play as the back up. Right now, I think Dwight is finally starting to get comfortable.

Nash
Bryant
Clark
Hill
Dwight

That's why starting lineup when we are healthy. That's one of, if not, the most athletic and best defensive front court.

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 09:59 PM

I'll be happy to have Pau back. I still want him gone, but having him is better than nothing. There are stretches when the offense is too stagnant, having him as a scoring option down low will be a big plus. Also we need his size, today at one point in the game we had Jamison and Clark guarding Noah and Boozer respectively. Yikes. Luckily it didn't hurt us this time.



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 10:24 PM

Come off the bench, and dominate from the inside when he's on the floor

nothing will change.


Edited by alec613, March 10, 2013 - 10:25 PM.

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 10:25 PM

WTF????


Pau should come off the bench, but so should Ron.


Howard

Clark

Bryant

Meeks

Nash
I basically said it in occurance with Majesty that Pau should only play as the back up. Right now, I think Dwight is finally starting to get comfortable.


Nash

Bryant

Clark

Hill

Dwight


That's why starting lineup when we are healthy. That's one of, if not, the most athletic and best defensive front court.



You said we are winning without Pau. So he isn't needed. Wouldn't that same logic apply to Hill?

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 10:38 PM

Pau Gasol will come off the bench and reduce Dwight Howard minutes possible up to 30 - 32 minutes only so that Dwight Howard won't aggravate his shoulder but Pau Gasol won't be a bench player in the 4th quarter.


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 10:42 PM

Honestly, I don't understand the hate towards Pau..

I mean obviously we can trade him so just accept what it is.

 

When he played off the bench as 6th man he was pretty solid and began to fit into his role.

He will be huge help and will probably now accept his role.

Yeah his production isn't worth 19 million, but his return will make the team better.


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 11:29 PM

All I know is when he comes back, D'antoni has no reason to go small ball. I hate that crap
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Posted March 11, 2013 - 08:41 AM

sixth man back-up center...

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Posted March 11, 2013 - 10:06 AM

Pau is an insurance.
He'll provide instant offense (upgrade, really) when Dwight has an off-night on the offensive end.... which happens quite frequently


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Posted March 11, 2013 - 06:16 PM

I'm sure the joke has be said....."whatever way Kobe sees fit"

 

Really though

 

Pau's minutes will be limitted anyway. It will take awhile for him to be at full strenght....So its off the bench

 

Creates more match up problems for the other teams....IMO


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Posted March 11, 2013 - 08:47 PM

So next year when hill comes back we are gonna use Pau at backup center and Hill at back up PF? And put Clark or Metta at the 3? That's [expletive]ing solid as [expletive]. No spacing but Pau never needed that much spacing like Dwight does. Hopefully Metta turns in to a good wing player who is a knockdown shooter and plays defense (trade not talking about Metta as a player)

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Posted March 11, 2013 - 10:53 PM

So next year when hill comes back we are gonna use Pau at backup center and Hill at back up PF? And put Clark or Metta at the 3? That's [expletive]ing solid as [expletive]. No spacing but Pau never needed that much spacing like Dwight does. Hopefully Metta turns in to a good wing player who is a knockdown shooter and plays defense (trade not talking about Metta as a player)


Thats probably going to be the case as Jamison will likely go to Charlotte to retire next season.

Which means shall dwight and clark resign, our lineup is

Nash
Kobe
Clark
Metta/Hill
Dwight

And our bench is

Blake
Meeks
(Starter)
Hill/Metta
Gasol


With space for a 3 like Martell Webster whom the Lakers should go after in the off-season to come off the bench most likely.

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Posted March 11, 2013 - 11:03 PM

Thats probably going to be the case as Jamison will likely go to Charlotte to retire next season.

Which means shall dwight and clark resign, our lineup is

Nash
Kobe
Clark
Metta/Hill
Dwight

And our bench is

Blake
Meeks
(Starter)
Hill/Metta
Gasol


With space for a 3 like Martell Webster whom the Lakers should go after in the off-season to come off the bench most likely.

pau and/or metta will be gone by next year



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Posted March 12, 2013 - 05:20 AM

pau and/or metta will be gone by next year


Unless the Lakers get Paul George or a deeper bench in return don't count on it.

You'd more than likely see them make a run at Martell Webster in the off-season for their 3 spot which they could afford once Ebanks departs.

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 05:32 AM

amnesty mwp & find a suitor for package deal of Pau & NAsh


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 09:06 AM

Thats probably going to be the case as Jamison will likely go to Charlotte to retire next season.

Which means shall dwight and clark resign, our lineup is

Nash
Kobe
Clark
Metta/Hill
Dwight

And our bench is

Blake
Meeks
(Starter)
Hill/Metta
Gasol


With space for a 3 like Martell Webster whom the Lakers should go after in the off-season to come off the bench most likely.

 

I think a few things are a must:

Using amnesty on MWP

Keeping Nash, Meeks and Kobe as our main back-court guys

Signing a mini-midlevel wing who can shoot 3s and/or defend (Like Kyle Korver or Martell Webster)

 

Other than that i think we have two options going forward:

 

1) Base our frontcourt around Howard, Pau, Clark and Hill

or

2) Base our frontcourt around Howard, Clark, Hill, Jameson and get whatever we can for Pau.



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Posted March 12, 2013 - 10:27 AM

Isn't part of the problem with the way pau is perceived is a result of how dantoni plays him away from the basket (at least when he was starting)? I like hill a lot, but his jumpshot is not very good and he is most effective in the paint.

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 10:31 AM

Lol @ the suggestion that Nash leaves. Its going to be either Gasol or Artest gone in the off season, hopefully both.


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