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kkinchen 12-06-2012 05:43 PM

Gasol as backup Center
 
Think about it. He gets to play with his back to the basket more, which utilizes his strengths as a player. He can be the leader of the second unit, which he will excel in as evidence by the way he has lead team Spain in the past. And, he makes our second unit significantly better than it has been. And when opposing teams try hack-a-dwight we can put in pau because he is a better free throw shooter.

With everyone healthy, this is our championship rotation

Nash/Duhon/Blake
Bryant/Meeks/DJO
Metta/Ebanks/Morris
Jamison/Hill/Clark
Howard/Gasol/Sacre

That is a really balanced and versatile rotation.

DKLaker 12-06-2012 10:24 PM

Re: Gasol as backup Center
 
WOW......A 19 Million per year backup center!!!!! :facepalm
How many minutes per game do you think he would get at center.

lakerfreak 12-07-2012 09:35 PM

Re: Gasol as backup Center
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DKLaker
WOW......A 19 Million per year backup center!!!!! :facepalm
How many minutes per game do you think he would get at center.


Its not a bad idea when you think of how much better it would make both, Jamison and Pau.

Jamison fits better in the starting lineup because he is more of an outside scoring forward. His numbers have been impressive. You are right though. I think trading Pau is better than ordaining him official 6th man.

But remember one thing, most of us didn't think it would be a great idea to bring Odom off the bench. After a while, he thrived in that role.

kkinchen 12-08-2012 05:45 PM

Re: Gasol as backup Center
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lakerfreak
Its not a bad idea when you think of how much better it would make both, Jamison and Pau.

Jamison fits better in the starting lineup because he is more of an outside scoring forward. His numbers have been impressive. You are right though. I think trading Pau is better than ordaining him official 6th man.

But remember one thing, most of us didn't think it would be a great idea to bring Odom off the bench. After a while, he thrived in that role.



That is exactly my point. He can be that guy coming off the bench that we know is going to produce night in and night out. Who cares what his salary is. Championship teams always have a guy coming off the bench that should rightfully be starting. That guy could be Pau for us.

Lakers_Kobe_Fan 12-09-2012 02:42 PM

Re: Gasol as backup Center
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lakerfreak
Its not a bad idea when you think of how much better it would make both, Jamison and Pau.

Jamison fits better in the starting lineup because he is more of an outside scoring forward. His numbers have been impressive. You are right though. I think trading Pau is better than ordaining him official 6th man.

But remember one thing, most of us didn't think it would be a great idea to bring Odom off the bench. After a while, he thrived in that role.


its not fair to compare LO with Pau....

you have to look at the scenario when you are thinking of if its good or bad for him and the team.

LO was coming off the bench but playing starter mins and finishing the game.

Pau's case:
Mike D wants to space the floor thats the reason he wants pau to come off the bench. What does this mean? it means pau will not start the game and he will not finish the games neither. cause Mike D wants floor spacing

you cant do that for a guy that skilled.
Howard plays 35-38 mins every game. That leaves Pau with 12-15mins of change at the Center position. and say he plays 15 mins with howard...so thats only 30 mins for a guy like pau.

Pau's confidence: if you bench him his confidence is going to get shot. i dont care how good you are...it effects you when they tell you, you dont fit in the system...

Remember Pau is the same guy who almost by himself gave the loss to USA in the olympics...he had Ibaka and Marc playing along with him. its the Coach's job to make a system that fits his players...not be stubborn and ask the guy to camp at the 3point line...

Pau from the bench is not going to work...so please delete this thread and the idea from your head and put it in trash


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