Yahoo recently ranked the top 10 players of the 2010 NBA Playoffs, check out who ranked #1 (Pau), followed by Kobe at #3. Here is what they had to say about Pau Gasol.
Yahoo: It might surprise some to note that I don’t consider Kobe Bryant(notes) to even be the best Laker on his own team so far this postseason, but all-around production matters, and in spite of Kobe Bryant’s brilliant scoring exploits, Pau Gasol’s in-his-prime versatility vaults him to the top of this list.
Fifty-eight percent shooting, over 21 points per game, 12 rebounds a contest, 3.6 assists, two blocks a game, and just 2.2 turnovers per night. On top of that, Gasol’s continually improving defense has been a huge asset to a Laker attack that looks primed to repeat.