Still not feeling all that great about seeing Pau take so many damn jumpers. Yeah, he can make some here & there, but I'd much rather him emphasize getting closer looks to the basket more often on the post.
Plus when he's out around the perimeter so much, we lose more possibility for potential offensive rebounds/2nd chance opportunities.
Our big man, especially as skilled as Pau, should and can be shooting a much higher percentage from the field overall.
I can understand the outside shot from time to time for certain plays & sets & pick & pops or whatever, but just don't fall in love with it so much. He has the tendency to do that it seems more often than I'd like to see personally.
the main thing with Pau is it seems very apparent when he takes jumpers it's of his own will.
D'antoni has basically given him the freedom to do whatever he wants to do. So when Pau wants to shoot a jumper he'll shoot a jumper, when he decides he wants to post up he'll pass up on the jumper and take it to the post.
So I don't mind it so much, Pau seems to have the freedom to do whatever he feels like in this offense and D'antoni is trusting him with it, so what Pau does is up to him.
Long as when that jumper isn't falling he starts going back into the post which Gasol said he's going to do.
While openly saying he's choosing what he wants to do offensively as D'antoni has given him that freedom.
As Gasol said "I'll get closer to the basket more often than not, I really don't have to take jumpers with as many shooters as we have."
I think he does it to get the defense to respect it, then about 2 or 3 plays later he takes it from the high screen and backs the defender down to the post instead.
Pretty much doing what he used to do in the triangle anyway, so no issues.
I wonder how many people recognize when we run triangle sets =P Rambis and D'antoni seem to have worked on this offense imo.