I think this trade is kinda dumb anyways. Never trade with the lakers. the other team always gets ****ed. If the lakers want to trade someone its because their is something really wrong with them. Pau isn't gonna help us more than amar'e is.
this should only be considered if he comes back healthy and we somehow are terrible or something or he doesn't work with Carmelo. We don't know that he does yet.
People can say oh well, we they didn't play well together last year blablabla.. Well we had no point guard and we had D'Antoni as coach... So obviously our offense is going to go nowhere.
Gasol is a superior offensive player, rebounder and defender. It's a total upgrade and Gasol is a better fit, we don't have a passing big man except Camby.
p0nder, you're tripping on bath salts.
Gasol's career high was 11.3 rebounds per game. Amare is 9.6
Amare's struggle to get 8 boards a game, where Gasol floats around 9. Gasol isn't the better rebounder by FAR, but you're thinking of Amare back in his Phoneix days. Amare's rebounding isn't even respectable at this point. Gasol beats him here.
Shooting, Gasol is superior by far. I don't know why you keep equaling attributes that Gasol is better than Amare.
Last season, shooting percentages from 10-23 Feet.
10-15 Feet Gasol shot 43% > Amare shot 30%
16-23 Feet, Gasol shot 43% again > Amare shot 35%
Amare is not the same player that we saw hitting those mid range shots. His game is shot and broken.
Defensive, they're not equal.
Come on, Amar'e Stoudimire better than anyone on defense? You're comparing Amare to a guy who shut down the best center in the NBA Finals.
Gasol is better on defense just simply based on height, Gasol can alter shots and defend the post better. They're not excellent defenders, but Gasol is not HORRIBLE like Amare. He's the worst in the NBA at defending the pick and roll and one of the worst interior defenders in the league.
Gasol doesn't even have to be good on defense to be superior to STATue.
Help defense....Amare is weak at this. Just because he averages more blocks than Gasol doesn't make him a better help defender. Amare sucks at support defense...guards own Amar'e in the paint.
BTW, Gasol has blocked more shots than Amar'e in the past 5 years.
Amare hasn't create his own shot since 2011.
Perimeter play? Gasol is more well rounded with his skill set.
Now this is terrible. Worst thing written in this thread.
It's been over 10 games into the season.
Mike Brown got fired.
Steve Nash got injured.
Dwight Howard didn't even come back at 100%.
To evaluate Gasol over this shorten season is foolish and pointless. It doesn't prove anything except a false premature assumption that he doesn't fit.
I just don't see Pau as a great contributor anymore. If he couldn't get it going with Nash, Kobe and Dwight, what makes you think having Felton pass him the ball wiith melo next to him will make him better?
They can take Amar'e.
Amare is 30 years old.
Gasol is 32 year olds.
Not much of a difference.
Amare's athleticism and agility has decreased a great amount.
Gasol's game never relied on his physical attributes.
Gasol will have a longer basketball career over Amar'e.
Amar'e is highly overrated and he isn't the same guy he was in 2011.
If there's anybody on this site that thinks Gasol isn't an upgrade from Amare you leave me no choice but to never take anything you say on here serious. Gasol is better than Amare at almost every aspect of basketball aside from dunking and blocking shots. Gasol is not a great defender but Amare is without a doubt the worst defender in the league. Not to mention Gasol's contract runs out after next season. No doubt in my mind he can still play at a high level for the next 2 seasons. Imagine when he play the Nets he would feast on Humphries and Lopez in the post
The Los Angeles Lakers are not actively seeking a trade of Pau Gasol, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.
Gasol trade chatter had increased in recent days in the media, coinciding with his struggles on the floor and significant contract that runs through the 13-14 NBA season.
Gasol has played in four different offensive systems over the past three seasons and clearly prefers the Triangle.
"It put me in a natural position, which was post. I could score and I could pass," he said. "It was a perfect fit for me when I got here and Andrew (Bynum) was out. I had a lot of minutes and it was a need to cover.
"Now it's a different personnel, different need, different look, different system, different positioning. As a professional, you adjust to a different position in your company and try to do your best so the company still finds you a valuable asset and the company still performs as well as it did before."
Gasol has been slow to adapt to Mike D'Antoni's system.
"We're all trying to get adjusted to the faster pace and running harder to our spots so the spacing's better, the flow is better," Gasol said.
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Hawks are also in the trade discussions according to some rumors. I doubt it's true though cause we actually got the best out the deal. I think the rumour was
Knicks future 1st round pick
Atlanta would get raped in that deal if true
If we can get Smith that's great but i'd rather have Gasol to be honest. As talented as Smith is he's an idiot
We can dream all we want but Amar'e aint goin nowhere. why would the lakers even want Amare? Because of MDA and Nash? They already have dwight for the pick n roll.