gcclaker wrote:Saw him on the low block last night shooting close to the cup. Jumping up for rebounds and facing up on D. Shades of 2010. 24 did yell at him after being stripped by Collison on a pick and roll late in the fourth.
lakerfan2 wrote:One thing is clear, Pau stil can bring it in the post, albeit it was against Dirk ( whoever said Dirk was a decent defender).
But again, that's where he NEEDS to be. In the post. His interior passing is there, just a little forced thinking Dwight can grab anything, and he needs to aggressive in those situations rather than looking for just the pass. He had a few turnovers from those, but his intent was good.
He's not effective in the pick and roll, he's just too slow.
Defensively he's still too slow. In the post he's fine. I thought he did a fine job on Dirk in the post, but put him out on an island in a Pick and Roll he's done. To slow to switch, to slow to recover.
How has Pau fared in the six games he's been back from a torn plantar fascia? After a rocky start ...
Pau Gasol is back to form.
His first two games back, Gasol averaged just 5.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 21.5 minutes per game on 27.7 percent shooting. The Lakers went 0-2.
But his last four have looked like shades of the guy who was a four-time All-Star. In those four games Gasol is averaging 13.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 34 minutes per game on 54.2 percent shooting. L.A. went 3-1.
"After six games being back, my timing, my legs, my conditioning is getting back and getting better," Gasol said Thursday. "So, hopefully it will continue to be that way. Everything is flowing nicely, so let's see if we keep it up."