Joe_Blow wrote:It's called OPTION 2A and OPTION 2B. Any given night... pick your freekin' poison.
Lakers won't have a 2nd option... they'll have TWO OF 'EM.
Flips House wrote:I'm hoping he's laughing because he's sick and tired of hearing about "first option", "second option", "third option", etc.....
Is Pau or Bynum the 2nd option? Who cares.....and whatever criteria you put on to make that decision is your own criteria anyhow...
The team plays basketball, everybody contributes, and we attack wherever we have the best mismatch. In fact, we very rarely run set plays with a certain player's number called, we just run the offense until we find the best available shot.
I understand our need as fans to categorize players and such for comparisons....but to apply that to how they play on the court is wrong. Basketball is a five on five game.....I'd hope at all times we have five options, and they don't need to be numbered 1-5.
FadeAway321 wrote:we r not missing our 2nd option. We r missing our defensive anchor&shot blocker. Gasol is a 20/10 guy everynight. Bynum will score 20 once in a while. We don't need him to score. We just need him to alter/block shots, play defense&rebound. That's his priority.
karacha wrote:You all know how much I like and respect Drew. But Pau is obviously more polished on the offensive end. He just scored 30+, while having 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks. You don't make a guy who can score like that your 3rd option.
However, it will happen (here and there) that Drew scores more than Pau, sure, but that does not make him a true second option, just a legit scoring threat. This might change in a year, two or three, but for now - it is what it is. Pau is a 20+ PPG scorer, and we are going to use him as a scorer.
Bynum is our primary post presence, monster rebounder, shot blocker and scorer wrapped in one - and it's still impressive that Lakers are doing all this when their only real center - is DJ Mbenga.
trodgers wrote:In 35 Games...
Bynum shot 63.6% to score 13.1 points per game.
He hit double digit attempts in 14 games, 20+ points in 5 times, 25+ points 2 times, 30+ zero times. Bynum is shooting 54.9% EFG on Close Shots, 95.7% on Dunks, and 40% on tips.
In 15 Games...
Gasol is shooting 59.0% to score 20.7 points per game.
He hit double digit attempts in all 15 games. He hit 20+ points eight times, 25+ points 4 times, 30+ two times. Gasol is shooting 57.1% EFG on Close Shots, 96.8% on Dunks, and 50% on tips.
In short, Gasol shoots more, scores more, no matter how you look at it. And in terms of effectiveness with the ball, Gasol is averaging 20.7 points on 13.3 FGA (1.56 PPA). Bynum averaged 13.1 on 8.5 (1.54 PPA).
Joe_Blow wrote:We have a POWER 2nd option AND a FINESSE 2nd option. We have a BIG Low Post option and a BIG High Post option. We have a big able to face up, and 2 bigs able to play back to the basket.
More important, we've got that matched up with the best Wing player in possibly the history of the game. Before long, we'll have 3 players who simply can't be doubled but must be doubled.
WHO CARES who the earmarked 2nd option is... it's a "forest for the trees" analysis.
trodgers wrote:Second question: Do you believe Bynum can create shots as effectively as Pau? This can be taken to mean at least two things. First, given the ball at the same place, do you think Bynum can hit at the same %? The numbers say otherwise. Second, do you think that giving both of them the ball at 100 random spots on the floor, do you think Bynum can create more good shots? The stats say otherwise.
Alicantino wrote:¿Bynum vs Gasol? No, better Bynum + Gasol.
blakeruns wrote:i just love the fact that we are debating about who is our true 2nd option
Pau or Bynum.
when a few months ago we were about the fact that Lamar would never
fill that role and we were doomed.
the sun is shining on Laker Land once again
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