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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Would Like More Touches in the Paint Reviewed by Momizat on . The Los Angeles Lakers are currently riding a three-game losing streak, with their most recent defeat coming last night to the Indiana Pacers. In that game, Pau The Los Angeles Lakers are currently riding a three-game losing streak, with their most recent defeat coming last night to the Indiana Pacers. In that game, Pau Rating:
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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Would Like More Touches in the Paint

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The Los Angeles Lakers are currently riding a three-game losing streak, with their most recent defeat coming last night to the Indiana Pacers. In that game, Pau Gasol recorded ten assists and zero turnovers, but he is still not happy with the way the offense is working for him. Janis Carr of OCRegister.com writes that Gasol would like to see more touches down low and would like to take advantage of his size and skill.

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“I would like to get a little more inside, myself,” Gasol told reporters after the game. “‘I always like to have different looks and be able to attack from different angles. The second half, I didn’t have one chance to attack from the post, so I was more of a facilitator.

“I got two jumpers, open, that I missed, and that was all the opportunities that I had.”

The Lakers’ offense has struggled mightily this season and sometimes relies too much on isolation play. Los Angeles has the luxury of two-seven footers in its front-court, but sometimes those players are left on the perimeter.

Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol are hard to stop when going, but they have not had a lot of opportunities this season to dominate. The offense should go through them more often for the Lakers to get out of their slump and snap their losing streak.

Pau Gasol, in particular, is the most skilled big man in the NBA and his footwear is unparalleled for a player over six foot ten. The Lakers won two championships with Gasol in the lineup, but he cannot be effective when the ball is not in his hands.

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  • lux

    Great idea: Pau Gasol should come off the bench!!! it will boost the bench greatly. He will shine more & not holding back, unlike being a starter, sharing the productivity w/kobe & bynum who are also greedy in the ball.

    Just like when wade is injured, Heat are more dangerous because Lebron is more loose & not holding back. plenty of decisiveness!!!

    I remember the lakers when bynum is suspended, they are more aggressive in defense because of the help defense mobility. (having two 7footers in the floor is too slow for help defense & bad spacing. & both of them are holding back the aggressiveness. it will be okay if only kobe is a passing first mindset, but he is not, so 3 of them are holding back & feeling less involve most of the time.

    Bynum will shine more, more rebounds & points. ( I remember bynum’s breakthrough when i guess, months/weeks before they got gasol from memphis. he’s calling kobe as kobe/nash.)

    I observed, the two 7footers in the floor only works well when, they are playing with old teams that plays halfcourt. & they are proven struggling when against young team with lots of dribble penetration. (no other team uses two 7footers at the same time. Dwight is only paired before with gortat when playing against the lakers.)

    moving gasol to bench will make artest more relax & probably help his struggle.
    Murphy or roberts should start for gasol.

    with barnes & mcroberts/murphy as the help defense in the starter has more mobility than gasol & bynum!

  • Romack00

    Mike Brown is not an offensive juggernaut. Jim Buss once again chose the wrong person for the job. If Jim stays in charge the Lakers are doomed.

  • LakerFan

    The NBA screwed Lakers with the nix trade. Plain and simple

  • Anonymous

    His bitch ass had the ball one on one against his man with about 15 seconds left and passed it out to Kobe, and cleared out of his way. He needs to be more assertive, and stop waiting for the dam double teams. I would prefer him become the old Pa, but trade him for a PG and SF and the Lakers could be better off.

  • Sti1lmatic

    FAIL! Pau Gasol needs to show up the way he did for the Spanish league over the summer. Marc Gasol is out playing this choad. Can we do the ol switch a’roo? Marc Gasol for Pau Gasol?

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