Gasol is upset with his lack of touches; and most of us probably don’t blame him. This isn’t the first time this has happened either.
L.A. Times: The question left Pau Gasol pondering, even searching for the right answer.
He had just scored 17 points in the Lakers’ 106-103 loss to the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night at Staples Center.
He had just grabbed 17 rebounds, five on the offensive end. He had just made seven of 10 free throws. He had just blocked two shots and played 44 minutes.
Gasol was looking to be aggressive, but he took only eight shots.
Should he demand the ball more?
“I don’t know what should I do anymore,” an exasperated Gasol said.
He sighed. He had put in the effort. He had tried to help carry the load and not leave it all up to Kobe Bryant.
But eight shots — he made five — was not what Gasol had hoped for, not with the way he had been playing.
“I’m playing hard, as hard as I can. I’m trying to give my best effort out there,” Gasol said. “When I get the ball, I try to make good decisions and I try to be aggressive. I’m going to continue to be aggressive and continue to do my job and help us as much as I can and hopefully get a few more touches.”