Yes depending on the situation.
Unlike Shaq he doesn't make FT's under pressure.
There is a reason Shaq led the 00-02 Lakers in 4th-Q playoff scoring.
Shaq was clutch with his FT's especially in big moments.
(Not saying he never missed any but he was way better then Dwight)
We'll have to trade him soon before it's too late if he doesn't man up.
Deal with it.
It brings into play Gasol's post game, his FT shooting, his passing, Howard's offensive rebounding, and is likely to make all five players more effective, emphasizing strengths and de-emphasizing weaknesses, even if it's only done in the final quarter.
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It seems that Gasol is the one stting on the bench on the 4th!
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No Crooner. Pau is the one that should sit in the 4th. Jamison fits much better with Howard and it shows. Howard even shoots better than Pau in the 4th.
"He ain't even stretch doe!" - D'Angelo Russell
He should go to the corner and nail a three every possession in the 4th lol
yeah jamison played so well vs pacers........oh wait.
Here is my question, if the opponent scores while Dwight is on the floor. You are down by 2, and there are 5 seconds left, do you take out Dwight for the final possession?
I would say NO because of his rebounding and ability to get other guys open. Remember when Phil would keep Shaq late in the game? The only reason why Horry got that game winning three against the Kings was because Shaq rebounded Kobe's miss and then Divac deflected it towards Horry.
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