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Old 07-13-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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Default Pau has superstar year!!

I was looking over the '09 playoff stats and Pau's numbers are awesome:

40.5 MPG (same as KB)
58% FG (best on team)
18.3 PPG (2nd best)
10.8 RPG (best on team)

This playoff run has pushed Pau into true superstar status!!!!

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Old 07-13-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: Pau has superstar year!!

Which begs the question: where does Pau rank amongst pf's in the league right now?

I say that he is arguably the best pf in the league right now. Duncan's best years are behind him. Garnett is still a beast. Nowitzki is overrated. I say Pau is no. 1
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:55 PM   #3
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Default Re: Pau has superstar year!!

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Which begs the question: where does Pau rank amongst pf's in the league right now?

I say that he is arguably the best pf in the league right now. Duncan's best years are behind him. Garnett is still a beast. Nowitzki is overrated. I say Pau is no. 1


Dirk may be the best scorer

Garnett may be the best on D

But Gasol has the best combination of everything.. he is a stellar passer, has multiple shooting moves, can post up and take people off the dribble.. plus his scoring efficiency is beyond ridicule.. I cant believe hes not more of a go-to-guy..


When I think of the most complete PF in the NBA.. I think of Gasol.
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:05 PM   #4
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Default Re: Pau has superstar year!!

I think Pau is really underrated. This year his defensive toughness went way up and I would consider him the Top 1 PF and one of the Top 5 centers.
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:50 PM   #5
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Default Re: Pau has superstar year!!

Thank the system. Pau is just an average star caliber PF without the triangle. With the triangle he's allowed to play his style.

Plus the Kobe to Pau assists are always a treat .
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:07 PM   #6
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Default Re: Pau has superstar year!!

Gasol is the polished PF in the game right now. Simple as that. Dirk may score more but he's not sharing the ball with kobe/bynum/odom(hopefully)/artest. Plus Dirk has maybe 1 low presence move. When I'm talking about the most polished 4 I'm talking about a traditional, real, low-post PF, not some freak aberration SF wannabe from Heilfuhererland.
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1a Kobe
1b Pau Gasol

He was easily our most consistent player this season. He was a hell of a defender too.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:55 PM   #8
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Default Re: Pau has superstar year!!

Pau can shoot from midrange, post up, and play some defense. Very underrated.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:00 PM   #9
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Default Re: Pau has superstar year!!

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Which begs the question: where does Pau rank amongst pf's in the league right now?

I say that he is arguably the best pf in the league right now. Duncan's best years are behind him. Garnett is still a beast. Nowitzki is overrated. I say Pau is no. 1

The gap is certainly closer than it was.
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:00 AM   #10
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Default Re: Pau has superstar year!!

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Dirk may be the best scorer

Garnett may be the best on D

But Gasol has the best combination of everything.. he is a stellar passer, has multiple shooting moves, can post up and take people off the dribble.. plus his scoring efficiency is beyond ridicule.. I cant believe hes not more of a go-to-guy..


When I think of the most complete PF in the NBA.. I think of Gasol.

Exactly. Most newbs don't understand what Pau brings, or why he is almost as important as Kobe on the team, and the reason why is because he creates perfect space for Kobe, ODOM, and the late Ariza to slash in and do their thing. He is also an unbelievable post passer.

You ever wonder why Odom blew up as a player once Pau came to our team? Because of the spacing he created and amazing post vision.

Pau might not be a fancy scorer but it doesn't matter because he brings so many other things to the table.

First year we get Gasol (before Gasol tightened up his defense): NBA Finals
Second year with Gasol (much more improved defense, especially against Dwight): NBA champions, lets thank Pau for that.
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:10 PM   #11
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Default Re: Pau has superstar year!!

Pau is such a complete player. He had great statistics. Had he gotten the ball more in the post, he would have had even more impressive numbers. He is coming into his prime. Looks like we owe Kwame a beer, don't we?
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:17 PM   #12
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Pau is such a complete player. He had great statistics. Had he gotten the ball more in the post, he would have had even more impressive numbers. He is coming into his prime. Looks like we owe Kwame a beer, don't we?

Man if Kwame could only catch a ball and make the gimme layups/dunks, I wouldn't mind having him as the center w/ Pau as the PF.
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Man if Kwame could only catch a ball and make the gimme layups/dunks, I wouldn't mind having him as the center w/ Pau as the PF.

If Kwame could get a hand transplant, he would be fine.
Good D. Good NBA frame. But I think Mini-me has better hands unfortuneately.
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:35 PM   #14
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Default Re: Pau has superstar year!!

Yes, pau is good, but not the best pf out there.


I love pau tho.

I say its

Duncan
Garnett
Dirk(I guess. But I'd take Gasol)


But then it's Gasol. Idk about Amar'e. Maybe if he's healthy, but Gasol has a pretttttty game. Very pretty. haha..

That left is just so noiiiiiiice(Stu's Voice)
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:54 AM   #15
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Tim Duncan is no more a PF.
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