Dave McMenamin @mcten 22h
Pau on the importance running pick-and-roll in the halfcourt: "Our guards are not too fast so we have to create advantages other ways"
Doc Brown wrote:How do you created advantages other ways, if those two are the ones pounding the rock for 20 seconds?
Vasashi17 wrote:Its the same folks that I normally agree with on other topics that I'm somewhat conflicting with on Pau. Maybe I got a soft spot for the big fella, but I'm not opposing you guys on the age issue.
I just feel like he could be a rich man's Sabonis. I know Sabonis used a bit more of his girth to bang in the paint, but he did give that Portland team another dimension in his older days. The style of play is alot more faster and with a guy that is aging and with some shoddy wheels, I have to believe that the uptempo system we want to run isn't really helping our 2nd best player.
He went from shooting 50% to 46% with the Brown to MDA swap. He's been declining since 2011, but his numbers nose dove last year, while under Brown he remained on pace with his previous season with Phil.
He's played with both Drew and LO, so you can't use the argument that Dwight was limiting his numbers....its really on MDA's rotations and tempo, along with his declining health due to age.
That being said, I do agree that Pau deserves the lumps that he gets here at CL. I just disagree that this is entirely Pau's doing. He's gotten help in his rapid decline.
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