Come on you guys, calm down a bit. Jeezus. It's like any freaking thing Pau says or does just gets blown out of proportion on this board this year. I know some will yell hypocrite because I was so hard on him during Phil's last year, but that's because I couldn't wrap my ahead around a guy who just won a championship and was killing it with Spain turning into such a complete wuss before my eyes that season. It just didn't make any sense, and to this day there has been no good explanation (Vash - don't bring up the girlfriend thing or bystander will have a fit). There's no official or above board reason behind his poor play that year.
Anyway, I'm sorry but Pau should have been in at the end of the game instead of Jamison. I still have my doubts and concerns about D' Antoni's substitutions.
And again, it was reported that he said this as a direct response to a question. The guy wasn't happy being on the bench in crunch time and I don't blame him for that. Do you think any real competitor would be happy about that? He's not asking for a trade. He's not a cancer. He's still doing the job he's supposed to do.
Right now we're actually winning. So before you guys go ballistic about trading him and causing more turnover and possible turmoil, let's just see how we do on this road trip at least.
To me, we've found the winning formula with Pau coming off the bench. For the most part though I think he should be finishing games. Certainly over Jamison.
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