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#1 magicbalala245

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Posted November 04, 2008 - 04:05 PM

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Where's Pauldo? Pau Gasol has been active and efficient in the first halves of games, but he has disappeared after that, a problem Lakers Coach Phil Jackson wants to correct by getting his power forward more touches after halftime. Gasol's early tendencies are the flip side of Kobe Bryant, who is typically more active in the second half. Jackson praised Bryant's game-saving flurry in the fourth quarter Saturday against Denver but thought Bryant's third-quarter activity was too much. "He's just not getting the ball in the second half," Jackson said. "In fairness to Kobe, he's playing the team game the first half and he's looking for his own situation the second half. That balance has got to even out a little bit." Gasol, who has been on the NBA equivalent of cloud nine since being acquired by the Lakers last February, shrugged off the decline of his second-half production.


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Posted November 04, 2008 - 05:19 PM

I agree with Phil, when Gasol has the ball he's an excellent post player and can even set up other players when he's in post position.

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Posted November 04, 2008 - 06:06 PM

is phil jackson actually watching the game or is he just sitting on his chair day dreaming? pau was good in the first half but so was denver, if he continued w/ his first half production (without kobe), denver would ve probably won...

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Posted November 04, 2008 - 06:51 PM

He may be the Zen master, but kobe needed to do his normal "takeover in the second half routine" because it was a close game. has gasol proven himself to make the basket when it is needed most?

Has Kobe?

No and then yes.
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Posted November 04, 2008 - 07:02 PM

I agree with Phil, when Gasol has the ball he's an excellent post player and can even set up other players when he's in post position.



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Posted November 04, 2008 - 07:11 PM

Kobe is a a ballhog.. trade him

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Posted November 04, 2008 - 07:26 PM

Kobe is a a ballhog.. trade him

I agree. :lol:
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Posted November 04, 2008 - 09:52 PM

I wonder what the second half statistics is for Pau when he is in Denver. He seems winded and tired in the second half. How about Pau 1st quarter, Kobe 2nd quarter, Pau 3 rd quarter, Kobe 4th quarter. :unsure:

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Posted November 04, 2008 - 09:59 PM

maybe because we haven't needed Gasol in the second half? :unsure:

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Posted November 04, 2008 - 10:11 PM

Is he serious? i mean really...we played 3 games so far and 2 of them blow out and 3rd on was an ugly ugly game...It was not like lakers were playing good team B-ball anyways... this is the kinda stuff that makes me mad. it not like kobe did to much or something. sigh phil.

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Posted November 04, 2008 - 11:39 PM

Is he serious? i mean really...we played 3 games so far and 2 of them blow out and 3rd on was an ugly ugly game...It was not like lakers were playing good team B-ball anyways... this is the kinda stuff that makes me mad. it not like kobe did to much or something. sigh phil.

exactly.. i dont just get phil

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Posted November 04, 2008 - 11:57 PM

but at the same time he's kinda right tho

Pau is always running out on the break...how many guys with his size can run the floor like him? yea we don't utilize him as much as we could but i don't think its a big deal

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Posted November 05, 2008 - 10:10 AM

Is he serious? i mean really...we played 3 games so far and 2 of them blow out and 3rd on was an ugly ugly game...It was not like lakers were playing good team B-ball anyways... this is the kinda stuff that makes me mad. it not like kobe did to much or something. sigh phil.

He IS serious. It's always more efficient to run your offense through your post player.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted November 05, 2008 - 10:25 AM

Meh, Kobe's doing what Jordan used to do for a period of time. Supply the ball to teammates one half, and then takeover the next. As long as we win, I don't mind. I think there are so many ways for us to win (Kobe taking over, Kobe passing and letting Drew and Pau do the work), it's all about finding what works best.
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Posted November 05, 2008 - 02:19 PM

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Posted November 05, 2008 - 02:50 PM

He may be the Zen master, but kobe needed to do his normal "takeover in the second half routine" because it was a close game. has gasol proven himself to make the basket when it is needed most?

Has Kobe?

No and then yes.


I couldn't disagree more with the premise. What happened each year we were eliminated in the playoffs the last 3 years, and going back to our finals loss vs. Detroit in '04? I'll tell you what happened, everybody and their mothers knew they only had to defend one guy instead of 5. Phil knows what he's talking about. Even if it costs losses in the regular season, we are NOT winning a championship until Kobe learns this.

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Posted November 05, 2008 - 04:32 PM

I agree. :lol:

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Posted November 05, 2008 - 04:48 PM

Is he serious? i mean really...we played 3 games so far and 2 of them blow out and 3rd on was an ugly ugly game...It was not like lakers were playing good team B-ball anyways... this is the kinda stuff that makes me mad. it not like kobe did to much or something. sigh phil.

And it's not like Phil is blasting Kobe in the media. :hysterical:

The way he spoke of it, even HE thinks it's minor. Chillax.
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Posted November 05, 2008 - 06:35 PM

guys, did u ever think he can say kobe's name, but truly he's letting the ENTIRE team know the bizness. he knows his team waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than any of us.
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Posted November 06, 2008 - 03:00 PM

I think it,s not just kobe but derek that is taking away shots from pau and bynum.




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