^^ don't misunderstand my analysis of Pau as giving lumps. To me, he's always been a face up center that really only a changed his game for about 2 years under Phil. He's never been the back to the basket type of player.....he could do it but wasn't natural.
I think his greatness was cemented with how he played against a prime Howard in the finals.... That speaks to who he was at his peak.
Unfortunately he is getting old and it looks like he isn't going to age like othe centers. He's still a valuable player but he's more valuable to the Lakers as trade fodder at this point IMHO.
I follow the center position more than any other....and I've been watching since 1972 so I've seen a few. I would put Pau in the top 5 most fundamentally skilled I've ever seen. Kareem, Hakeem, Sampson and Robinson and Pau.
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