432J wrote:i love pau but re-signing him is such a terrible option
his time with the lakers should have been over a few years ago when the FO was getting offered valuable assets in exchange for pau which they turned down. he just doesn't bring anything to the table for this team anymore
Pau Gasol doesn't bring anything to the table?
Pau Gasol is averaging 17 and 10.http://www.nba.com/lakers/stats/2013
and, based on those numbers, maybe the most effective player, even if not a rim protector. It would be wise to sign him, although signing anyone without an overall plan will perpetuate the ruderlessness which now characterizes this organization.
I'd still argue against re-signing him. He will always be in conflict with the current coach, and now more often than not, he gets torched on defense, can't or doesn't box out, and gives unsatisfactory effort out there. The stats aren't the problem, but when you're getting paid $19 million, 17 and 10 is barely, just
barely passable and not worth it for that asking price, IMO.
He's not getting younger and I don't care that Kobe or whomever on the team has his back. He's not quite there, but he's getting close to Steve Nash status where he's hung on just a bit too long when the game's passed him by.
I'd like to say I want what's best for the Lakers. However, if Kupchak and Jimmy think re-signing Pau is a good move and it leads to the inability to grab a FA this or next year, I would say they've lost their minds. It has been a nightmare to see this team suffer like this this year and I don't think I could endure watching a re-run of this for a few more years.