lakersyunowin wrote:Weezy wrote:Ok, he amy jump AND he's slow as hell.
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Weezy wrote:Ok, he can't jump AND he's slow as hell. My point is he can't play help defense, his body doesn't allow it anymore, so I don't feel like complaining about it because it isn't going up change. He can still play solid man defense though, so that's something. If he's going to stay here I'd rather start to focus on the good he's doing rather than the bad defense or or things he isn't doing, I'm kinda tired of complaining about Pau. Fact is he's played well these last 6 games, and we don't win the last 2 without him.
Lakerjones wrote:Yeah, saying Pau sucks on D as many are doing here is really only telling half the story. He's actually defended man on man very well the last few games.
His help D sucks a lot as he just doesn't have the movement, and a lot of the time his defense on driving guards has been weak. But he did the job in the paint against Pek the other night and got three blocks while altering a few others down low.
He's not ever going to be a D12 replacement defensively. That's not really fair to expect. And while his help D sucks, his man on has been good and we've got to live with that. That makes his D only half bad/half good.
Lakerjones wrote:^^ Doc, I know you are down on Pau and I understand that but are you really going to say that 90% of Pau's defense was bad over the past few games? I don't buy that. I don't disagree that his lack of mobility is rough and is causing him to suck at times, but 90% bad defense? I get your point, but I think it's a bit overstated.
I'm with BDG, I think Pau's actually looked better on D at times than I've expected these past few games. At the very least I see him trying. The drop off between him and Dwight was going to be big no matter what. But you are completely dismissing the good that he's actually doing.
You and others said before the Minny game that Pek was going to beat him up in the post.
Maybe you're right and it's more bad than good, but I don't think it's anywhere near that extreme. When Pau comes out we truly suck on D.
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