Trade Pau. Let's try to win this thing now!
This team is hopeless. 2014 is our only chance.
I'm okay with keeping Pau if he just gives the energy night in and night out and keeps up about 4-5 assists and 7-8 rebounds a game. I was very very pleased with his aggressiveness on that last play.
I understand he is rapidly declining, his knees and lift just aren't the same that it used to be, and we probably won't see the 2009 and 2010 Gasol anymore. But if he can help us out in other areas like passing, get Dwight going, play the P&R and just bang with bodies and hit as many open J's as he can get, then I'm content.
He is doing everything right except scoring. I don't understand why his scoring and his efficiency have taken such a hit. I would only trade Pau for the absolute best deal.
i would love Pau to retire as a Laker... He deserves it!
Pau understood this Game 7 vs. Boston for all the chips. He has lost that fire and has not regained it back. I know a lot of fans love Pau and I get that and I still have a spot somewhere for him myself. But for the sake of getting true value from a player in the playoffs is invaluable.
I hope the Lakers do not go into the playoffs thinking he will be prime time. He has failed the Lakers two years in a row and they should not wait around for a 3rd time.
I would have a tough time signing Pau's paychecks this season. Ultimately management will get fed up with mediocre play from Pau.
I don't know , maybe the Lakers can rely on him as a 4th option and he can play under the radar. I would still rather have a good defender that plays with heart though. I say they make a call middle of January.
My main concern is if the Lakers do decide to trade him I wish they would do it already so the new guys could have some time to gel with Nash, Dwight and Kobe.
No trading pau anytime soon. Just no.
I love having Pau on the team and i am very great full for the time he put in is a Laker. This dude is one classy guy. Its impressive how he handle being traded last season and being in every trade talk and still he bleed Lakers. However Lakers have turn a new page and it took me a while to warm up to it. Its time for Lakers to trade Pau for Players that fit Mike style and compliment Howard more. It make no sense fighting it at this point. Lakers have gone to far to turn back. But i dont see him being traded until the off season.
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