The Lakers continue to overlook Pau Gasol in their offense
http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow ... 4225.story
wcsoldier81 wrote:Crazy how very few LA medias have stated the obvious about Pau and keep using the same BS system related excuse ... I have always wondered how a legendary franchise like the Lakers could be surrounded by such soft medias in period of struggles
dmaul wrote:Hey, I'm all for this line of reasoning. We're overlooking Pau. Not using him correctly. He's in the wrong system. Look what he did in the Olympics, he can still be that player, etc. Whatever it takes to convince other GMs in this league that he's worth every bit of that 19 mil and you should take him off our hands. He's a steal, come and get him.
MC wrote:god people make me laugh........
gasol is shooting worse from the post this year....
it has nothing to do with him being completely shot..lol.... it has everything to do with what a player is being asked to sharpen skill wise within the context of an offense. His role the last 2 YEARS for the LAKERS is as a stretch 4, rebounding dummy.
Why wouldn't his post game drop off if he's never really asked to play down there and has been told his role is too operate from he perimeter? you think he's working on his post game during practice considering this role his COACH is asking him to play?
why wouldn't his mentality be shot if he was traded at one time to only have it nullified and than told you are a stretch 4 dummy out there as a 7 foot big?
They should not feature Gasol by any means, but by completely misusing him you are not exactly helping the player be the best he can possibly be....
That is ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL on coaching...........more than half of Gasols drop off is because of the 2 clowns this FO hired....make no mistake about it. Sure there is a drop off in his game, he's a bit older now, but these 2 azz clowns we have had for coaching are magnifying his weaknesses by showing off their inability to do their own darn jobs.
he seems to be fine playing for Spain...and against good competition...... what's the difference here... oh ya, he's asked to play his natural natural spots on the floor that features what he can still do by coaches that still show they believe in him using his talent PROPERLY..... and he's operating with another big which is his brother.
Gasol has dropped off some but his biggest issues are the 2 guys listed below and the guy(s) who hired them
bonehead #1 Brown
both trying to use him as a stretch 4/rebounder....
maybe if they want to go on the cheap they should see what the Spain coach is doing? he seems to know how to work two bigs while still playing fast........ you think he might be interested in the gig? he couldn't be any worse of a fit than we have now.
Its like Dr. Buss is guarding the Celtic rim this second half. Nothings dropping
Rooscooter wrote:While I respect Emplay.... I respectfully disagree with this assessment. Pau is physically not the same as he was a few years ago.... and at this age he isn't gaining that back. Last night he was absolutely horrible the CLOSER he got to the hoop... just as he's been all season. He freaking airballed a 3 footer and threw a hook from 5 off the side of the board.... Nope.. where he's getting the ball has little to do with his issues IMHO..