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Fresno
02-07-2012, 01:32 AM
He did so early in his career with the Grizzlies, but as of now in his career do you think he can?

utl768
02-07-2012, 01:38 AM
no

FutureGM
02-07-2012, 01:43 AM
To the playoffs? Yeah. If you plugged him into almost any team in the league that is not currently in the playoffs I think he could be the guy to get a couple of them over the hump with the exclusion of Charlotte and a New Orleans less Gordon.

Would you go deep in the playoffs? Probably not. At least not with the worse teams.

willabeast77
02-07-2012, 01:47 AM
Replace him with Dwight Howard on the Magic and they still make the playoffs.

Avenged
02-07-2012, 01:50 AM
Right now? No. He's not having as much as an impact this season as a #2, and Andrew Bynum is outplaying him on both sides of the floor.. It would depend on the talent around him.

5ass
02-07-2012, 01:52 AM
of course

ThunderousDemon
02-07-2012, 01:56 AM
Where's Crooner when you need his expert opinion?

CousinsEvansDUO
02-07-2012, 01:58 AM
No. He doesn't have the offensive hunger to succeed like he has in the past. Of course with great talent around him yes but in that case just about anyone could lead a team to the playoffs. My answer is absolutely no.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-07-2012, 02:01 AM
hell no lol

Raph12
02-07-2012, 02:04 AM
A team like the TrailBlazers? Sure.

A team like the Raptors? Nope.

nickdymez
02-07-2012, 02:08 AM
no.. And its not even close

KNICKS R BACK
02-07-2012, 02:12 AM
simply put...ABSOLUTELY NOT

willabeast77
02-07-2012, 02:14 AM
How is it "no" if you dont know what team he'd be on and who's his teammates? Not much detail in the question tbh

Hawkeye15
02-07-2012, 02:15 AM
An average team currently? Yes.

Corey
02-07-2012, 02:16 AM
No. He doesn't have the offensive hunger to succeed like he has in the past. Of course with great talent around him yes but in that case just about anyone could lead a team to the playoffs. My answer is absolutely no.

Serious question: For just this season, would you rather have Cousins or Pau?

shep33
02-07-2012, 02:20 AM
An average team currently? Yes.

Agree with Hawkeye. An average team I'd say yes. I honestly think if you swapped him with Monta on Gstate, that the Warriors would be a playoff team. There are a lot of teams this guy could help lead to the post season IMO. People forget that his numbers are slightly down due to Bynum's emergence

lavilevi23
02-07-2012, 02:21 AM
Serious question: For just this season, would you rather have Cousins or Pau?

For this season, Pau. For long term Cousins.

OutOfTHEBLUE
02-07-2012, 02:37 AM
Pau could be a number one option for quite a few teams and they'd end up in the playoffs. That said the number of teams he could raise to that level is considerably less than it was two seasons ago.

Crackadalic
02-07-2012, 02:40 AM
Teams like the cavs bucks etc he can carry to the playoffs by himself

tyfreaks brotha
02-07-2012, 02:42 AM
No but he is definitely a good second option on a contending team that's for sure

MTar786
02-07-2012, 02:47 AM
he could get you an 8th seed in the west and a 6th seed in the east

Bruno
02-07-2012, 04:52 AM
he's proven it many times in the past.

today? he'd have to have a great cast of role players, floor spreaders, and Shane Battier-esque defensive minded guys. and a serviceable point-guard. i think it'd be tough

Daunter
02-07-2012, 10:03 AM
Yes if he has solid 3 point shooters around him and a good defensive center.

Law25
02-07-2012, 01:17 PM
No becuase as the second or third opiton on the Lakers hes still getting to tired to play both ends consistantly. As much as it pains me to say hes on a rapid decline.

CubZwin38
02-07-2012, 01:25 PM
Make the playoffs? Absolutely. Win in the playoffs? Probably not. I've always said Gasol is like a super role player.