Vasashi17 wrote:Our season wrapped in May. The Olympics didn't start till August. Roughly 2 months to get right and rest up.
The Olympics competition is worthy, but no where near the level of the NBA....let's be honest with ourselves. Pau is a great player, but his "B" game would look like an A+ against that competition.
He's broken down and its a known fact that bigs break down much faster than backcourt players. He's had alot of basketball ever since he became a Laker and he's literally on his last legs (think Sabonis..another prominent Euro big that just didn't have the late career athletics to stay with young legs).
He's definitely known more as a finesse player than a power player....but seriously, fans need to stop insinuating that this guy has no heart and is just running (or rather walking) through the motions. I feel that he really wants to do what he can for the team, but is physically incapable. Kobe is not a patient guy and knows that Pau can give this team so much more, but not everybody is built like you, Kob. Kobe, for the majority, can play better upset and can play better when his health is not 100%....however most of the NBA cannot.
Pau should be traded cause he doesn't fit...but the dude has a massive heart both off and on the court and anybody insinuating otherwise, is just letting the hate blind them.
Pau's body is broken...nothing more, nothing less.
Disagree. Not being aggressive is all heart. case in point. Pau starts off the game aggressive. Taking open jumpers. Then all of a sudden he stops. Jumpers takes minimal physical effort. He's afraid. He's afraid of failing.
Second, look at his body language. He looks defeated out there. Last year Ron had a really bad back. Didn't stop him from being aggressive. I won't hold anyone to Kobe's standards for playing through pain, that's why I used Ron as an example.
Look at Kobe. He bricks and bricks and bricks. But he won't ever stop shooting.
How long have we been talking about Pau being aggressive? PJ kept saying in all the years he's coached Pau. Kobe's been saying the same damn thing ever since Pau became a Laker.
I was okay with Pau not taking it the rim because of his knees. That's understandable. But for him to keep passing up open J's is alarmingly bad. That's attitude not injury.