MC wrote:Murdock - If you can't pass out of the post you don't have a great game as a back to the basket center....
A flaw most people don't accept or seem to appreciate about Bynum that is huge when considering making him a primary or even secondary option as a low post player.
Passing ability is still what makes Gasol's game better than Howard or Bynum but most people just don't seem to get that...... without that ability they get taken out of games when the playoffs role around and it's time to take away what a guy does threw adjustments and scheme.
If Bynum ever figures that out instead of being selfish the sky would be the limit but that selfish thing usually gets in the way with personalities like Bynum. Maybe he matures and eventually gets it but maturity is not a given no matter the age, it's a mental process.
MC- If your body, physically/mentally, cannot handle the rigors of the 4/5, then you shouldn't be featured as the primary option down low.
Gasol's body has been declining the last few years and it's a flaw he/most fan's seem to comprehend. Passing is a great skill, but not at the expense of others like post-scoring, defense, rebounding, and mental toughness in today's NBA. See what happens with the current Gasol in the playoffs: teams take away the rest of his game by roughing him up (look at Perkins, Farried, Gray, Landry, etc.).
It was the same in the past, but the current Gasol has declined so much that such a tactic is too effective; Gasol becomes a net negative despite his passing skills. Simply put, Gasol is DONE as a major option and why fan's keep clinging to/can't accept that belief I have no idea. Even when he was the lone option numerous times last season, he still didn't post up when he had the chance and shot fadeaways instead. Making him the primary post option is just asking for trouble. Father time is never wrong and people still keep falling for that trap.
You might disagree but knee tedinitis, plantar fasciitis, a torn plantar fascia this season say otherwise. It's also funny how you talk about maturity when Gasol could have been MATURE enough to accept his bench role. Now he's missing 6-8 weeks because karma might have decided to put up a stop sign that day. Heck, we're witnessing a potential kobe-shaq 2, because our stars haven't MATURED enough to handle the media correctly. No way it should have gotten to this point with howard's dad.