Not. Sure. If. Serious.
Trade Pau. Let's try to win this thing now!
This team is hopeless. 2014 is our only chance.
Not. Sure. If. Serious.
Free As Seagull.
<-- 9.3 APG | .458 from 3
Gasol got some balls under his Christmas tree this morning .
Gasol has looked really solid out there since his return. I don't know why people are complaining about him. Rebounding, making his shots, playing solid defense, and making great decisions with the ball, great passing as well. We don't need gasol to put 25 and 15. 15 and 12 is just fine. What most posters on here don't seem to realize is that there are not many guys in the league who can do what gasol is currently doing. For example, it would be considered a great night for someone like williams (who many want for gasol) to put up any of the games gasol has put up since returning.
Yeap, good time to trade him.
This is all very funny.
Package him and artest
This is all very funny.
Gasol 13pts 8rebs 6assts 1stl 1blk 1 for 3 from 3pt range..
If he can keep that up...other than a few more pts, 15-18 pts...thats all we need from him...
...A Dynasty A Cometh... 1225
Not to mention he will finish strong at the basket on every attempt. Pau had a huge dunk that I am still shocked over...Have not seen that since 2010..Still he needs to e be moved. I like the pick n roll nash runs with Dwight/Kobe/Hill...I think Artest should try that as well.
I still think the Lakers should move Pau. Everyone was waiting to see Nash and Pau play together and I have not seen enough to tell me that his Lakers career will be revitalized.
King of Kings
You only care about negative outcomes when talking about Pau. You cherry pick stats and plays to prove that Pau sucks, while ignoring anything that he does that's good. You also ignore the very same failings in other players while you're piling on with your obsessive Pau hate.
If you really do not understand how Pau benefits the Lakers beyond his basic stats then you know nothing about how championships are won. Yes, it would be great if Pau was Wilt Chamberlain. But he's not. On the current roster he's the fourth option -- and there is no more dangerous fourth option in the entire league.
In tonight's game you saw a seven footer play the ball-handler in a pick-and-roll with Dwight Howard, and you saw a seven-footer take his man off the dribble from the arc and dunk on him. In the entire NBA -- and perhaps even in the history of organized basketball -- there is exactly ONE ****ING PLAYER who could have done those two things.
If you do not understand what kind of pressure this puts on a defense, and how it makes every other Laker more open and able to operate in space then you are exactly the kind of front-running, score-hungry fan you seem to be.
Whether or not he had a good game today (compared to how he has been playing, anyway), for what Pau is getting paid (and assuming he's playing at close to 100%), he needs to do better. He's getting paid like an All-Star, so he needs to play like an All-Star. He's got to be aggressive, not settle, and not fear contact.
If Gasol was making 10 million a year, I'd have very few issues with him, by the way... because he'd be earning his contract. But in my opinion, the Lakers are grossly overpaying for him.
Also, he got that dunk at the end only because Chandler had fouled out. Who did he dunk on? 45 year old Kidd? Or that other 50 year old? If Chandler was in the game, Pau would've either passed it like a hot potato or clanked a jumper. That's what I mean by being more aggressive - going hard against starters.
His dunk was a big play, I'm not taking that from him, but my concern is, is he going to make the same type of play against tougher playoff defenses? I'm betting not.
I still want to see him moved, ASAP before the playoffs. Not dumped for the sake of trading him, but moved to improve the team overall.
EDIT: Also, I understand this isn't NBA2K13.. a good deal might not be out there. But I at least want the FO to try... hard.
Last edited by handle; 12-25-2012 at 08:03 PM.
It doesn't matter what he's getting paid. If Pau wasn't stuck on a team with Nash, Kobe and Howard he'd be getting a ton more touches and be producing a ton more points and rebounds and assists and he'd be worth every penny. It's not his fault that he's getting paid what he's getting paid, or that he's willing to be the third/fourth option on a team full of stars. So get over the damn money.
And now we're taking good plays away from Pau because of who was on the floor? When was the last time in this forum that anyone said Kobe got hot or a dunk because an effective defender was out with foul trouble? That would be never.
No, you will probably not see Pau make the same play a lot. Why? Because the other team will try to prevent him from doing exactly that, at which point he will probably make an assist (or a hockey assist) that almost no other big man in the game could even attempt. And you will all forget the pass because somebody else scores the points.
Here is a stat for you
NBA field goal percentage
Pau gasol ranks 104 out of 130 of the worst field goal percentage. In the entire NBA there are only 26 people who shoot worse than gasol. There is 103 people who have a way better field goal percentage than gasol. The fact that a 7 foot ceter falls into this category is embarrassing. According to you a person who can't play defense and who can't score will win you a championship if you don't believe me refer to gasol poor performances our last 2 playoff runs.
dudes, just **** up.
Pau is getting paid because of what he EARNED.
If you want to cut his salary to 9 million then remove two banners from the rafters of the team.
Im fed up of that b.s