Re: Gasol will be a Celtic
posted at 2/10/2012 12:24 PM EST
In Response to Re: Gasol will be a Celtic
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Gasol will be a Celtic : Again, one step at a time. It's easier finding a very good small guy than finding a big guy that plays like Pau Gasol. I mean we're already 1-6 against the Heat the last 7 games and we haven't beaten the Bulls since 2010. We're better off with a big man that can rebound and score than a PG that can't shoot and disappears in 4th qtrs of games. What's the use of having someone that doesn't show up for the 4th qtr. I mean the NBA is not the NHL.
Posted by Fiercest34[/QUOTE]
I agree with that it is easier to find a PG than a Center !!!
I say make the trade if the Lakers are stupid enough to do it. We are both mediocre teams and still in a 7 game series they'd most likely win 4. We'd win 3 because our perimeter shooters are better, Pierce, Allen, Pietrus, Bass etc. Other than Kobe..Artest & Fisher are way past their prime.
Hate to bring up old wounds but game 7 finals we lost was because we got outrebounded(yup, forget egregious discrepancy in foul shots and that helped blow a 13 pt lead). We won 3 games because we had Perkins and we shot better from the outside---I think Allen broke the record for 3s in one game.
So, this year we live or die depending upon our jump shots...Pierce, Allen and Rondo can drive to the basket but not enough. The benefit of rebounding and I don't profess to be Sherlock Holmes here is a team can have a bad shooting night and still win. Case in point they shot 32% in game 7 while we shot 40% and their guy who walks on water only shot 6/24 or 25%. When you can put up shot after shot the frequency allows even a blind chipmunk to find an acorn.
The problem is that the Lakers know Rondo will not bring them a title but with Gasol I believe we could win because even without a steller PG, KG & Especially Gasol could put up the offensive rebound or he and KG could shoot the 5-10 ft jumpers & hook shots or pass out to Pierce, Allen etc. who could shoot from the outside or drive to the basket.
Personally, I do not believe Gasol is soft( plastic explosives are soft)...no, he's not a banger but he's a bit like Parish & McHale with an effective SOFT TOUCH
!!! I believe KG, and yup I know he's really a PF and not a center and slightly built is much softer !!!
So, if we can dupe LA into the trade, give them JO too so they feel they are getting some height back and maybe a draft choice & do the trade .