Originally Posted by 1987_Lakers
Dirk isn't as skilled as Pau, he doesn't rebound, defend, & pass like Pau, he might be a better player though. Love is very skilled, but his defense needs to improve.
But then he has better shooting and ball handling, and like you said, overall he's the better player, so he's more skilled in the more important categories. If it's about diversity of skills vs. being superior in the important ones.
As for Love, defense isn't a "skill" as much as it is effort. Again, it's hard to gauge what more "skilled" means. In terms of being able to do everything, then Pau may have a slight advantage, even though he lacks the same ball handling and perimeter game they have. Of course you can argue those are less important for a PF and therefore less valuable skills, so once again it's subjective.