Could be true
lotus wrote:If he were on the spurs he would probably dominate the center postion because pop could get him to. On this Lakers team, he's working on his guard skills because mda seems to want him to be a 7 foot guard. 20 footers all night long, thanks Pau.
, but even though I am down on MDA for a lot of things, I really put this one squarely on Pau. He had every opportunity to get in the post on his own tonight. But he did not. The few times he did were mainly very successful, but it was so rare.
Could be true? lol .......
Look at every big in the HISTORY of MDA ball...... could be true?
Pau has some part in this BUT it is not the majority his fault........ MDA hates having people clog the post.... has said NUMEROUS times that post play is inefficient and it could be true?
Coaches generally ask players to work on curtain parts of their game in the offseason...... do you think MDA is giving Pau a book on "Post Play For Dummies" to read up on based on his overall philosophy?
Pau is shot in the post because he simply does not focus on it........ that becomes a killer for a big as you age.....that is when you must work on it MORE to perfect your footwork and ability to create the space needed as your agility and athleticism fade............. The last 4 years now have been counter intuitive to that VERY fact........... Jim Buss has destroyed this guy with his Bynum failure, the Howard + MDA bomb and now just MDA train wreck.......
It is true that Pau was never a willing back to the basket big....Jackson himself struggled to get Pau to be aggressive enough to be effective down there...........but now that you have a coach that doesn't believe in post play in the first place you have ZERO chance of convincing a player that is the best place for him at this point in his career................ that has train wreck written all over it when your coach does NOT at least try and do what's best for the player to make him efficient.....
Young Pau would have been brilliant in this offense when he had the agility to face up.........now that he is older he must be more traditional......which is the anti-MDA big............ that is a HUGE disconnect..... and I DO blame that on coaching for trying to "will" something that can't work.