therealdeal wrote:I think the strength around the rim will be the last thing to return. He's got great hands, but his timidness bled so much into his being that he began questioning every ball thrown his way. Every rebound, every posession, he's played it too soft for too long.
He's going to have to really toughen up around the rim again, but that'll take time. In fact for most of his career he hasn't been able to handle phsycality very well. I think the one year that changed was 2010. The one thing that we need to be able to count on is that when teams go small, he can punish them in the post.
khmrP wrote:nice game...been a big critic of his lately but he showed even more today then yesterday
BDG wrote:Great aggressiveness on offense.
But Faried absolutely DESTROYED him on the boards. If Gasol and Howard clean up the glass, we easily win this game.
abeer3 wrote:i thought that among a sea of bad defense last night, he was the worst. seriously, being clearly the worst defender on the lakers is a real feat these days. it takes almost willful disinterest, if there is such a thing.
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