lotus wrote:Murdock wrote:CaCHooKa Man wrote:he went from best player off the bench to the odd man out fairly quickly. kind of expected that to happen when d'antoni took over.
problem is that he doesn't have the skill set to play solid 4 in the NBA ... he needs somewhat reliable jumper and it is simply not there ... and he isn't combo 3/4 as Jamison is ... he would be an ideal back up C for us ... problem is that those minutes go to Pau because he needs them ... see my point? if he just had a solid 15 foot jumper (he has nice technique unlike dwight, he is just not consistent)
I'm not understanding this. Since when does being a hustling, extra effort, aggressive, defending, rebounding, making the plays push over Pau doesn't make, machine not qualify as a legitimate 4?
Wasn't dantoni' Pheonix Suns' weakness that they didn't have tough defenders? Wasn't that the one thing that would keep them from winning a championship? So it's the Lakers turn now to have an offensive machine with a weakened defense.
Who's going to protect D12 when it gets tough in the paint and opposing bigs are hard fouling him? Or when he gets in foul trouble, which he is prone to do?
Johnnyboy wrote:Start hill and make Pau the sixth man. Problem solved
The Rock wrote:whaaat no way we can trade Hill. I know hes not playing right now, but we're gonna need him. Its a long season. Im sure D'Antoni will find a role for him while cutting down Pau's minutes
Johnnyboy wrote:Hill can hit 5-12 ft jumpers. He plays better D and rebounds much better. When they play hill and howard together good things happen. They only play a few minutes here and there, but its worked. Doesn't mean hill has to play 35 min a game. I just think Pau would destroy most 2nd units in the nba and it would make the bench strong. Jamison starting isn't a bad option either, but he's a chucker and makes pau look like a Defensive player of the year
XXIV wrote:With Pau out Hill should see a decent amount of playing time, hopefully he can contribute like he has in the past.
Jerry Buss wrote:One of the biggest reasons I bought the Lakers was to beat the Celtics …..you just got it into your soul that you couldn't stand the Celtics anymore