GoldenKnight wrote:Why anyone here wants Pau gone is beyond me, sure he has his days & moments, but overall his skills are what makes our front court stick together. He has so many thing going for him, the scoring (when aggressive) the passing, & the rebounding. Defense hasn't always been his greatest strength, but I would say the pros overshadow the cons. If he were gone, we would miss him more than you guys think.
People want pau gone for the same reason they wanted odom/bynum gone: to help improve the team.
His "pros" don't overshadow his cons: yes he can pass and score well, but that becomes a luxury when he's an average shooter beyond 15 feet, poor defender (at this stage) and too slow to not be a hinderance in this day and age.
This is crux for trading pau: his game doesn't mesh well with what is needed at the 4 today. The position has changed too much over the last few years: players playing the 4 need to be either be fast,(transition/defense) good shooters (spacing) or both. Pau provides neither, which negates his positives. Then add his age/effort/softness/mileage (he played in the olympics this summer), and it's deja vu come playoff time (remember phil pounding his chest during the dallas series where they swept us?).
Our roster is still to slow and with this gasol, it's bound to cause another repeat of 2010/11 even if phil gets here. We need to improve our roster more and trading gasol might be the only way to do it.