Originally Posted by DMAVS41
How can playing less minutes be a positive? If you aren't on the court, you don't do anything. Your impact is 0. The only way you could argue that being positive for KG is if Gasol was hurting the Lakers...which everyone knows would be absurd.
KG was not even close to himself in the series. He was awful on the glass especially.
Nobody...I mean nobody...objectively evaluating that series would come away thinking that KG outplayed Gasol. Absurd....
Playing less minutes isn't a positive but it brings the dreaded context to the discussion that you selectively despise. Gasol rebounded better than Garnett, that's it. The gap isn't a large that it appears because Gasol was simply on the court more. On a per minute basis Garnett was the better scorer and more efficient. And the elephant in the room that you guys like to gloss over is that Garnett's impact defensively trumps Gasol 10 out of 10 times.