Lakerjones wrote:^^ Doc, I know you are down on Pau and I understand that but are you really going to say that 90% of Pau's defense was bad over the past few games? I don't buy that. I don't disagree that his lack of mobility is rough and is causing him to suck at times, but 90% bad defense? I get your point, but I think it's a bit overstated.
The percentages are overstated, but the point still stands. If a team ran 100% pick and roll and made Pau move his defense would be awful. If teams ran 100% post up on Pau, his defense would be pretty good. It's all relative to what the opposing team is running and recently it's been a lot of the pick and roll + movement against us. That's my point, Pau's defense is an issue because we are seeing more of teams exposing his weakness as opposed to playing him to his strength.
I'm with BDG, I think Pau's actually looked better on D at times than I've expected these past few games. At the very least I see him trying. The drop off between him and Dwight was going to be big no matter what. But you are completely dismissing the good that he's actually doing.
I'm not dismissing it, there's a few scattered posts recently giving Pau some love.
You and others said before the Minny game that Pek was going to beat him up in the post.
I don't believe I ever said that. Defensively yes Pek could, but Pek on offense isn't a post up player so he couldn't beat Pau up. If you are thinking my comment about Pau being a Doberman was it, we will have to discuss that elsewhere.
Maybe you're right and it's more bad than good, but I don't think it's anywhere near that extreme. When Pau comes out we truly suck on D.
I agree, but that's only because we have no one else right now to play center. If Hill was still healthy and playing, I would disagree.
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