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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:22 pm

therealdeal wrote:You're right, but we don't actually have to take back that much salary if we trade him to a team with cap room. We might not be able to afford it, but some team will be able to. We could trade him to say Detroit and take back nothing. Or trade him to Charlotte and take back maybe 5-10 million. Nine million off the books goes a long way. Especially if you amnesty Peace. Then you're looking at 17 million off the books and missing most of that tax threshold.

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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby therealdeal on Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:23 pm

Psh. You're seven minutes too late for cokes!
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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:34 pm

What can I say, slow metabolism.
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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby therealdeal on Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:35 pm

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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby odom1year on Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:43 pm

When he can play ?
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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:48 am

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In other news, Pau Gasol is on the court practicing jumpers with Lakers assistant coach Darvin Ham
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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby therealdeal on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:57 am

:jam2:

The more I realize that he's gone, the more I realize how much I appreciate this guy. He's such a professional.
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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby Chopper on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:04 am

What we've been seeing is guards pulling Dwight over and then dishing off to his man for dunks. Another 7 footer in the interior for defence can only help, especially since it's been a hallmark of our defence the last several years. Just making shots more difficult will have a good effect.
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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby KB24 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:07 am

bump your value Pau...the stakes are high.
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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby Doc Brown on Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:04 pm

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Gasol completed an extensive on-court workout w/asst. coach Darvin Ham today, & will do another Tues. Hope is for on-court running Thurs.
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Looks like he is progressing nicely. Could he be back before the end of the month?

If so, we have all of April to get a rotation set for the playoffs that we are damn sure going to make. It would also be nice to be able to let Clark/Jamison rotate at the 3/4 instead of the 3/4/5. That would lower MWP's minutes (Double finger point to the sky, thanking Baby Jesus).
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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby Lakerjones on Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:39 pm

^^ Superb news! Yes, I'm really hoping he can make it back by the last 9 or 10 games of the season (sometime just before the end of March). That would be a huge boost for us to secure a spot for the playoffs and then going forward. We need him.
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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby lakerfan2 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:46 pm

therealdeal wrote:You're right, but we don't actually have to take back that much salary if we trade him to a team with cap room. We might not be able to afford it, but some team will be able to. We could trade him to say Detroit and take back nothing. Or trade him to Charlotte and take back maybe 5-10 million. Nine million off the books goes a long way. Especially if you amnesty Peace. Then you're looking at 17 million off the books and missing most of that tax threshold.


$34+M if you include the repeater tax as well.
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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby The Rock on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:48 pm

Good to know he's recovering fast, we know he'll be the backup C coming off the bench but how are we gonna use him? Is he gonna play alongside Dwight or just play backup C and play 15-20mins a game? Is he gonna play alongside Dwight late in games ahead of this working group of MWP/Jamison at the 4? We know spacing is gonna be a problem with Dwight/Pau frontcourt so would that mean more Meeks ahead of Clark and MWP then? Lots of questions to answer with late game lineups being the most important one
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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby jlkr on Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:01 pm

D12 has said he thinks he and Pau can play together. But that was before the All-Star break. Now that D12 appears to have gotten serious, perhaps we'll see the real effort on D12's part to complement Pau when they're on the floor together. Of course then they will have to figure out how to counter teams that go small against them.
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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby khmrP on Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:46 pm

lakerfan2 wrote:
therealdeal wrote:You're right, but we don't actually have to take back that much salary if we trade him to a team with cap room. We might not be able to afford it, but some team will be able to. We could trade him to say Detroit and take back nothing. Or trade him to Charlotte and take back maybe 5-10 million. Nine million off the books goes a long way. Especially if you amnesty Peace. Then you're looking at 17 million off the books and missing most of that tax threshold.


$34+M if you include the repeater tax as well.


Lakers are not repeater tax offenders unless they go over the tax threshold for 2014-2015 season, which they shouldn't. As for Pau, sooner he comes back the better....Early is starting to fizzle, might need to cut down on his minutes a bit and I also hope Pau can start building some sort of chemistry with Howard like Bynum.
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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby lakersin4 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:53 pm

Some great points being made about how Pau's return should help us. A 7 footer to help on Dwight's man when he moves out to stop penetration, a 7 footer out there when Dwight sits, which is sometimes long stretches when he's in foul trouble or hurt. Opening up Clark/Jamison to play at SF to limit Metta's minutes. One thing I hope it doesn't change is Nash's increased scoring. He's had to step it up & become the 3rd option lately & he's been super efficient.. We have to stick with what's working.
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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby Ariza3 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:32 pm

just hope pau coming back doesnt mess up the chemistry and play that kobe/dwight have had together. dont want kobe to go back to only trusting pau over dwight. def more dangerous with kobe/dwight and nash/pau combos imo
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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby wcsoldier81 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:19 am

I really hope he's going to come off the bench ... to put him back in the starting 5 would be a huge mistake imo
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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby therealdeal on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:27 am

He's certainly going to come off the bench. Especially since he hasn't played in a while.
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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby Doc Brown on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:28 am

When Gasol might return
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Pau Gasol is getting closer to a return to the active roster as he went through a full workout on Tuesday. He has been out for the last five weeks recovering from a torn plantar fascia in his right foot.

"He’s starting to run now and he feels pretty good," Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni told ESPNLosAngeles.com. "So, I think every day without setbacks, without getting sore, he’ll just up it."

There is a chance Gasol will practice in the next seven days and he might be available soon after that if he doesn't suffer any setbacks.
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Re: Pau Gasol Discussion: Cleared for running drills (320)

Postby therealdeal on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:30 am

Well he was projected to miss 6-8 weeks right, so he's right no schedule.
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Re: Pau Discussion: full workout / may practice soon (323)

Postby The Rock on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:41 am

Come back in the Washington game next Friday!
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Re: Pau Discussion: full workout / may practice soon (323)

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:52 am

I think we're going to peak when Pau returns. Right now we're playing well but not elite. It will be perfect timing heading into the PS.
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Re: Pau Discussion: full workout / may practice soon (323)

Postby Chillbongo on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:18 am

Yeah, feel like Pau is going to make our offense that much more dynamic. Hoping he comes off the bench but plays 30 minutes a game, 15 or so with the starters.

Having another 7 footer in the paint can definitely make us elite, despite Pau's suspect help defense.
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Re: Pau Discussion: full workout / may practice soon (323)

Postby hustle71 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:24 am

Pau comes back healthy with some mobility he is really not that bad on defense.
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