Trade Pau for being soft or lazy at times and it becomes a locker room notice that his lack of effort isn't acceptable. I also becomes a competition for the second captain and other non Kobe voice, and the next logical two are Ron and Dwight who play hard even when they don't get results.
If Pau was going hard and missing shots, being beat on boards, or scored on people could deal. When he doesn't try though because he knows he can sleep walk to stats it pisses people off. It also shows as we know his effort level from when he cares or doesn't, and this is what got him dealt from Kwame before and why he was never embraced like Zach or Marc in Memphis
He needs motivation to get on his job, that hasn't been there since he beat the soft label by beating Boston
It's not about missing or making shots, its about how he goes after the shots. It's about if he goes and seals his damn guy, posts up, is decide and tries to take over offensively.
Settling for jumpers, passing to Jordan Hill and Meeks or Morris when you are with the bench and the 20M player is inexcusable. Not boxing out is inexcusable, not moving his feet on D, not getting a hand up,
He's not gettin roasted while trying. He's getting roasted because he refuses to try t get in a defensive stance, put a body on a guy, and contest by ever leaving the floor. He is shooting so bad because he doesn't put in any work at all before the catch, no post position fighting, no second effort, no hard picks to jar Kobe or the ball handlers guy off them and he damn sure doesn't roll or pop hard and assertively.
I'M SAYING THIS NOT OUT OF SPITE, BUT TRUTH, WORLD PEACE HAS BEEN OUR THIRD BEST PLAYER THIS YEAR AND IT ISN'T CLOSE BETWEEN HIM AND PAU