Pau Appreciation: UnBullievable, no S&T - Thx 4 the Memories

Would you re-sign Pau for ~7 million per?

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Re: Pau Gasol appreciation post!!!

Postby Ras Algethi on Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:43 pm

JerryWest_44 wrote:Helluva year for Gasol

Euro player of the year
Olympian and medal winner
NBA All Star
All NBA team

..... and now he is known as a:

CHAMPION!


Wow he and Kobe had quite the year.
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Re: Pau Gasol appreciation post!!!

Postby Lakerjones on Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:43 pm

Pau rules. It's still unbelievable to me that he's on our team!! It's a dream come true. He was the guy I always wished we could get but I never thought we had a chance. We get him, we go to two straight championships. There you have it. He's the perfect second guy for Kobe. A guy who can pass, post up, D it up, bring the fire, and wants it just as much as Kobe. He's a warrior and I love his game. He's my favorite Laker, what can I say. T'hat's no knock on Kobe who I love, I just really dig this big Spaniard and his smarts and fire.
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Re: Pau Gasol appreciation post!!!

Postby Dual on Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:48 am

since 2001 when Pau arrives to the nba we were waiting for this moment.
I love u Pau!!!
Thx for being the best spanish Basketball player of all time!!!
And of course thx to the lakers for making this possible.
Love u all!!! :D
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Re: Pau Gasol appreciation post!!!

Postby revgen on Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:46 am

Pau (along with Odom), played aggressive defense from Games 5 and 6 in Denver all the way through the Finals. Props to him.
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Re: Pau Gasol appreciation post!!!

Postby karacha on Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:00 am

Pau Gastrong it is!

Our PF-C was more then capable of playing against the strongest center in the league.
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Re: Pau Gasol appreciation post!!!

Postby revgen on Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:47 am

^For some reason, Dwight never really tried to attack Pau that much like he did during the regular season.

My guess is that when he started off playing against Bynum, he knew that he couldn't just bulldoze Drew due to his experiences playing against Drew before. So he tried doing alot of finesse stuff. However, when Drew got into foul trouble, Pau came in and Dwight never adjusted.

Adjustments are something young players aren't so good at. Dwight is still 23 years old.
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Re: Pau Gasol appreciation post!!!

Postby Ras Algethi on Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:50 am

Dwight did try to attack Pau, multiple times. Pau/ our doubles were smart about it. Pau either drew the charge, played great solid D on him, or we doubled and forced him to kick it out/take a tough shot.

I love Andrew but I'm not going to attribute that as to why Pau did well against Dwight. Pau deserves full credit.
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Re: Pau Gasol appreciation post!!!

Postby Alicantino on Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:59 am

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Re: Pau Gasol appreciation post!!!

Postby flea_lakers on Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:03 am

revgen wrote:^For some reason, Dwight never really tried to attack Pau that much like he did during the regular season.

My guess is that when he started off playing against Bynum, he knew that he couldn't just bulldoze Drew due to his experiences playing against Drew before. So he tried doing alot of finesse stuff. However, when Drew got into foul trouble, Pau came in and Dwight never adjusted.

Adjustments are something young players aren't so good at. Dwight is still 23 years old.

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Re: Pau Gasol appreciation post!!!

Postby bystander on Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:08 am

F off haters ! The Soft Euro has his first !

3peat !!!

Go Lakers ! Go Pau !!
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Re: Pau Gasol appreciation post!!!

Postby SOAD on Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:17 am

Weezy wrote:
Helljumper wrote:
SOAD wrote:Pau Gastrong, baby!


:man10: Nice nickname. Did you think of it? I love it :jam2: We gotta start using this more often.


Seconded, I love it as well, he is now Pau Gastrong.


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Re: Pau Gasol appreciation post!!!

Postby fromwaydowntown on Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:26 am

The Lakers have won championships when they have combined a great guard and a great big man. Pau shouls still have at least 4 more good seasons. He will turn 29 next month, so he is still young. Kobe is a warrior and will have a few more good seasons.

As for Pau, he has toughened up, willing to do whatever it takes to win.

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Re: Pau Gasol appreciation post!!!

Postby BDG on Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:28 am

Pau is probably going to wind up being the best true PF in Lakers history when his career finishes.
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Re: Pau Gasol appreciation post!!!

Postby Kobe Bryant 8 on Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:31 am

BDG wrote:Pau is probably going to wind up being the best true PF in Lakers history when his career finishes.


Yep. If he sticks around and wins rings/puts up numbers in a big market, he COULD be a HOF'er.
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Re: Pau Gasol's defense

Postby Ras Algethi on Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:46 am

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Re: Pau Gasol's defense

Postby SOAD on Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:48 am

I never thought the man was soft. Last year his D wasn't amazing but soft was just a title thrown on him so he could be used as a scapegoat.

Pau's one of the best players in the world. This year he was a MONSTER. :jam2:
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Re: Pau Gasol's defense

Postby karacha on Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:50 am

So... Gastrong from now on?
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Re: Pau Gasol appreciation post!!!

Postby karacha on Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:01 am

BDG wrote:Pau is probably going to wind up being the best true PF in Lakers history when his career finishes.


Easily.
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Re: Pau Gasol appreciation post!!!

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:02 am

his consistency is amazing
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Re: Pau Gasol's defense

Postby icencream27 on Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:15 am

Like i stated to all my friends


Dwight wouldnt average no more than 17 pts this series.


those dudes :disagree: :disagree:



Dwight in the final - 15pts 15 reb 4 blks playoff low 48.8% FG





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Re: Pau Gasol's defense

Postby Venomenon on Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:44 am

karacha wrote:So... Gastrong from now on?

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Re: Pau Gasol's defense

Postby flea_lakers on Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:48 am

SOAD wrote:I never thought the man was soft. Last year his D wasn't amazing but soft was just a title thrown on him so he could be used as a scapegoat.

Pau's one of the best players in the world. This year he was a MONSTER. :jam2:


Some interesting FG% stats

2008 Playoffs

Marcus Camby
Code: Select all
Regular Season:     45%
vs Lakers:          23.5%

Carlos Boozer
Code: Select all
Regular Season:     54%
First Round: 39/91- 43%
vs Lakers:  37/92 - 40%

Tim Duncan
Code: Select all
First Round: 61/105 - 58.2%
Conference SF: 48/95- 50.5%
vs Lakers:   43/101 - 42.5% (36% in decisive's game)

Kevin Garnett
Code: Select all
First Round:    59/122 -  48.3%
Conference SF:  60/110 -  54.5%
Conference Finals: 53/10- 52.4%
vs Lakers:       39/101 - 38.9%


2009 Playoffs

Carlos Boozer
Code: Select all
Regular Season    0.490 (he had a bad injurie, his career stats is 0,536)
vs Lakers         0.528
http://www.nba.com/playerfile/carlos_boozer/index.html

Yao
Code: Select all
Regular Season    0.548
First Round       0.563
vs Lakers         0.514
http://www.nba.com/playerfile/yao_ming/index.html

Nene
Code: Select all
Regular Season    0.604
First Round       0.534
Conf. Semi-Finals 0.580
vs Lakers         0.537
http://www.nba.com/playerfile/yao_ming/index.html

Kenyon Martin
Code: Select all
Regular Season    0.491
First Round       0.548
Conf. Semi-Finals 0.500
vs Lakers         0.466
http://www.nba.com/playerfile/kenyon_martin/index.html

Rashard Lewis
Code: Select all
First Round       0.440
Conf. Semi-Finals 0.455
Conf. Finals      0.493
vs Lakers         0.436
http://www.nba.com/playerfile/rashard_lewis/index.html

Dwight Howard
Code: Select all
Regular Season    0.572
First Round       0.683
Conf. Semi-Finals 0.549
Conf. Finals      0.651
vs Lakers         0.488
http://www.nba.com/playerfile/dwight_howard/index.html

Pau Gasol
Code: Select all
Regular Season    0.567
First Round       0.586
Conf. Semi-Finals 0.531
Conf. Finals      0.633
Finals            0.600
http://www.nba.com/playerfile/pau_gasol/index.html

Any conclusion? :man1:
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Re: Pau Gasol's defense

Postby Flexor on Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:49 am

kwembinekwek wrote:
karacha wrote:So... Gastrong from now on?

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Re: Pau Gasol appreciation post!!!

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Re: Pau Gasol appreciation post!!!

Postby therealdeal on Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:36 am

BDG wrote:Pau is probably going to wind up being the best true PF in Lakers history when his career finishes.


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