Rumor: Hawks want Gasol for Josh Smith
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06-28-2012, 02:46 PM
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Re: Rumor: Hawks want Gasol for Josh Smith
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It wasn't just the past season. The season before, Pau Gasol looked bad in the playoffs. His best and last year was when the lakers played the celtics in the finals in 2010 and won the championship. After that, he doesn't seem to have much left.
There's a difference between him being a good third option, or just a player struggling to be comfortable in his role. He wasn't a reliable jumpshooter once the playoffs came around and that was the main thing he could have offered us.
He also can't seem to catch balls down low.
100% of the time, when he went up for a shot down low, he got stripped every single time. Not one time did he get off a good shot. It was almost like all of his moves were predictable. He's not at an age of getting better. That is why he is done.
This league has become an athleticism league, with the thunder and the heat taking the finals stage. If we don't improve to become athletic, we won't have a chance.
Idiotic to pay a 3rd option $19 million next season.....he WILL be traded.
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