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Posted March 15, 2013 - 09:00 AM

Pau doesn't have "earn" [expletive]. He's a two time champion and all-world player. Just stop.

and....check the numbers from the last two playoff runes. Those are 2 time champion numbers. 



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Posted March 15, 2013 - 12:41 PM

Pau doesn't have "earn" [expletive]. He's a two time champion and all-world player. Just stop.


That still doesn't make him a capable starting 4 anymore. You stop :)

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Posted March 15, 2013 - 01:42 PM

Pau doesn't have "earn" [expletive]. He's a two time champion and all-world player. Just stop.

Yea we will see if all you guys re saying this when he's back and letting guys half his size score on him like nothing and take fade away jumper form 2 feet away.



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Posted March 15, 2013 - 01:58 PM

These guys were nowhere to be found when Pau was playing like a [expletive].

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted March 15, 2013 - 03:51 PM

Why is he replacing Clark? Just why?

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Posted March 15, 2013 - 11:20 PM

Surprise, surprise...Kobe doesnt play and we get a quality road win.  Called it.  Look how many players were having quality games tonight because they were involved and it wasn't just Kobe dominating the ball the whole night.  It energized them on defense and on offense. Jamison, MWP, Dwight, Nash and Steve Blake were all great tonight.  If Kobe misses more time, don't be surprised if we get some more quality games in.  Obviously not saying we are a better team without Kobe, but that when Kobe sits (just like last year) it allows people to actually get into their games.  



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Posted March 16, 2013 - 12:01 AM

For little stretches, getting more opportunities can re-invigorate teams. The Spurs dominated OKC without Tony Parker. The Celtics have looked better at times without Rondo. But in the long run, no way are they better. Metta and Blake usually don't contribute much even when they have gotten lots of opportunities over the years in LA. Not only does other players get more opportunities, but the sense of urgency rises up.


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 12:13 AM

Were 18-6 in the last 24 games. Scares me to mess with that



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Posted March 16, 2013 - 12:26 AM

If Pau can be back Sunday or Monday, we could maybe get away with resting Kobe all the way up until we play the Wizards on Friday. This is a really forgiving stretch of the schedule for us fortunately. We should  be able to handle the Kings without him, same goes for Phoenix (although they play us tough). We need him as healthy as possible for the home stretch, and we need the other guys to step up for a couple games until then.


Edited by djcovi, March 16, 2013 - 12:27 AM.


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 08:35 AM

Don't get it twisted. Indy played down to our level without Kobe.

He can concede some ball handling duties, but overall , we just played with the required effort.

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 08:38 AM

Surprise, surprise...Kobe doesnt play and we get a quality road win.  Called it.  Look how many players were having quality games tonight because they were involved and it wasn't just Kobe dominating the ball the whole night.  It energized them on defense and on offense. Jamison, MWP, Dwight, Nash and Steve Blake were all great tonight.  If Kobe misses more time, don't be surprised if we get some more quality games in.  Obviously not saying we are a better team without Kobe, but that when Kobe sits (just like last year) it allows people to actually get into their games.  

 

kobe played 12 mins :cool2:


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 09:19 AM

Surprise, surprise...Kobe doesnt play and we get a quality road win. Called it. Look how many players were having quality games tonight because they were involved and it wasn't just Kobe dominating the ball the whole night. It energized them on defense and on offense. Jamison, MWP, Dwight, Nash and Steve Blake were all great tonight. If Kobe misses more time, don't be surprised if we get some more quality games in. Obviously not saying we are a better team without Kobe, but that when Kobe sits (just like last year) it allows people to actually get into their games.


Kobe actually put all of them in positions to succeed. He was coaching them while he was on the bench. All the players were energized because of how engaged kobe was on the bench, not because kobe wasnt dominating the ball.

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 09:56 AM

Why is he replacing Clark? Just why?

Because Earl Clark is barely producing in the starting lineup. The days in which he put up double-doubles are gone. 



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Posted March 16, 2013 - 10:10 AM

Were 18-6 in the last 24 games. Scares me to mess with that

 

I think we honestly might get worse with Pau returning. Pau at PF on defense is just a disaster. His individual and help defense at that position just may be some of the worst in the league at PF. Jamison and Clark aren't the greatest defenders, but Pau is just non-existent. He looks lost on rotations.

 

He doesn't help much on offense at PF either when he's not knocking down mid-range jumpshots.


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Clark is there to stretch the floor and be a better defender than Gasol.

Clark has been pretty tired as of late and dealing with injury, the reason he's tired was because he had to start at 3 and then play bench 5 cause Gasol wasn't there.


He did do well last night though on an injured ankle(which happened in Atlanta) he did well, hustled and stretched the floor for 3.


He doesn't need to be get double doubles every night but he is mopre than capable.

You have to understand that if you bench Clark you take Metta out of the post and force him to be the floor spreader again despite the obvious evidence he should be attacking in the post and taking maybe 4 threes a game, when Clark is playing well Metta's 3 pointers go down and he attacks in the post at 4.


If Gasol starts Metta has to floor stretch.


This is why Gasol coming off the bench at 5 worked so well. It allowed Clark to stretch the floor and get hustle points, allowed Metta to attack from the post and you had a nice defensive 3,4,5 combination.



And then Gasol would come in with Blake, Jamison and Meeks and the passing and playmaking of both Blake and him opened up the doors for Jamison to start using his off ball and cutting skills along with screen slipping and Meeks was out there for the open threes. The unit wasn't as defensive as the first but they were able to play with a rhythnm to keep second units off balance that it outweighed the defensive inefficiencies.

It was a great combination and exactly what we needed in both lineups.

Edited by Majesty, March 16, 2013 - 12:02 PM.

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 03:43 PM

I think we honestly might get worse with Pau returning. Pau at PF on defense is just a disaster. His individual and help defense at that position just may be some of the worst in the league at PF. Jamison and Clark aren't the greatest defenders, but Pau is just non-existent. He looks lost on rotations.

 

He doesn't help much on offense at PF either when he's not knocking down mid-range jumpshots.

Yea but everyone here thinks he's gonna be some different player now and be better than clark. Clark in a slump > gasol. Clark may not be scoring allot but hes getting rebounds and playing decent defense. 



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Posted March 16, 2013 - 06:29 PM

You clearly said "Lately". And as of "Lately" it's been Kobe that's bailing us out. You're clearly singaling him out (we know you don't like him because you hate the fact that he's better than Magic Johonson)

 

Dwight Howard had his share of digging us in holes with his lack of effort.

Steve Nash with his on and off shooting.

MWP should be blamed for a lot of our struggles.

Pau Gasol and his pillow-ness like nature.

D'Antoni and his ego.

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 06:31 PM

Yea but everyone here thinks he's gonna be some different player now and be better than clark. Clark in a slump > gasol. Clark may not be scoring allot but hes getting rebounds and playing decent defense. 

We are a plus 500 team with Pau on the floor


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 06:37 PM

Surprise, surprise...Kobe doesnt play and we get a quality road win.  Called it.  Look how many players were having quality games tonight because they were involved and it wasn't just Kobe dominating the ball the whole night.  It energized them on defense and on offense. Jamison, MWP, Dwight, Nash and Steve Blake were all great tonight.  If Kobe misses more time, don't be surprised if we get some more quality games in.  Obviously not saying we are a better team without Kobe, but that when Kobe sits (just like last year) it allows people to actually get into their games.  

Against a team that doesn't run and has a very hard time scoring AGAINST EVERYONE!!

The 76ers just beat them....they can't score

Before making statements like this maybe you should state all of the variables that may have asisted in the outcome of the game....not just cherry picked generalizations


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 06:50 PM

We are a plus 500 team with Pau on the floor

Were an even higher percentage team with him on the bench or when he was out sense his last injury. Nash and blake being injured and dwight being a shadow of himself for so long is the main reason were only 8th seed. 






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