Don't Look Now, but Pau is Putting up KG-type Numbers!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:28 pm    Post subject: Don't Look Now, but Pau is Putting up KG-type Numbers!

In a head to head comparison, Pau is playing like KG this year. Teams are terrified by Kobe's greatness. Next to Kobe, his impact will be felt even more because of LO's improved play and our X-factor: Big Drew. People are all gaga over KG, when our very own Pau is putting up similar numbers: PPG - a wash . RPG - KG by 1.0 rpg. BPG - Pau! FG% - KG. FT% - Pau! APG - a wash. They play about the same amount of mpg. So I would say that Pau has had just as much impact on the Lakers as KG has for the Celtics.

By the numbers:

Pau Gasol

PPG 18.9
RPG 8.4
APG 3.2
SPG 0.5
BPG 1.5
FG% 0.524
FT% 0.809
3P% 0.250
MPG 35.8

Kevin Garnett

PPG 18.9
RPG 9.4
APG 3.5
SPG 1.4
BPG 1.3
FG% 0.536
FT% 0.801
3P% 0.000
MPG 33.5

And then there is this little gem on YouTube to remind people of what Pau used to do to KG.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:29 pm    Post subject:

too bad he doesn't play defense like KG.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:30 pm    Post subject:

^Are you talking about weak side swatting? By average he swats better than KG - but when Drew returns - then what?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:34 pm    Post subject:

KG>Gasol

Lets not kid ourselves
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:36 pm    Post subject:

Texas_Pete wrote:
^Are you talking about weak side swatting? By average he swats better than KG - but when Drew returns - then what?


Sure, so Pau has more blocks than KG. KG is stronger, keeps his man off the post more, is quicker, has faster hands.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:36 pm    Post subject:

^^I didn't say Pau was better. I said he is "...Putting KG-type Numbers!"
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:38 pm    Post subject:

Actually, neither guy is putting up classic KG numbers.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject:

theyre both terrific players. I like parts of KGs game better than Pau's but I also sure do like Pau's age better.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:41 pm    Post subject:

Having Gasol here is fabulous.

Garnett's defense is better than Gasol's though, I hate to say that. You can't really look on the stat sheet to see that though. Blocks and/or Steals is a weak comparison of playing defense. A guy can get blocks or steals but still get lit up for 30 points. Most of the time, there are no blocks or steals on a possession. It's usually a make or a miss, sometimes a turnover. Guys score easier on Pau than they do on Garnett.

But offensively, Pau is doing great. Either getting easy baskets or setting teammates up for easy baskets. Him and Odom play great together.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Don't Look Now, but Pau is Putting up KG-type Numbers!

Texas_Pete wrote:
So I would say that Pau has had just as much impact on the Lakers as KG has for the Celtics.



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:43 pm    Post subject:

Gasol>KG, for the Lakers right now. Thats all that matters....
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Don't Look Now, but Pau is Putting up KG-type Numbers!

Texas_Pete wrote:


By the numbers:

Pau Gasol

PPG 18.9
RPG 8.4
APG 3.2
SPG 0.5
BPG 1.5
FG% 0.524
FT% 0.809
3P% 0.250
MPG 35.8

Kevin Garnett

PPG 18.9
RPG 9.4
APG 3.5
SPG 1.4
BPG 1.3
FG% 0.536
FT% 0.801
3P% 0.000
MPG 33.5


forgot to highlight who has the advantage with rebounds and steals.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:48 pm    Post subject:

Manu wrote:
Texas_Pete wrote:
^Are you talking about weak side swatting? By average he swats better than KG - but when Drew returns - then what?


Sure, so Pau has more blocks than KG. KG is stronger, keeps his man off the post more, is quicker, has faster hands.


Can KG play center on a nightly basis? How is he versus a power player? For example, KG average 17.5 points versus D-12 this year. Pau dropped 30 on him and fouled him out - on the road no less.

KG is the better player per se, but Pau is getting it done for us. And when Drew returns?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Don't Look Now, but Pau is Putting up KG-type Numbers!

Texas_Pete wrote:

And then there is this little gem on YouTube to remind people of what Pau used to do to KG.


look at KG's expression.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:57 pm    Post subject:

KG's numbers aren't even of what makes KG. Is All-NBA defense is lightyears out of Pau's range.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:01 pm    Post subject:

For the record I don't think KG can play center as well Pau has for us.
Pau may of been more important to us than KG would of been with the injuries we have had.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:04 pm    Post subject:

Pau was still the better trade. Sure KG is the better player easily, but Pau can do similar things if not nearly the same exact thing on offense, he's younger, and we didn't have to give up Odom or Bynum to get him.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:10 pm    Post subject:

Lakers are 17-3 With Gasol in the Lineup. All 20 of those games our without two of our better defensive players in Ariza and Bynum.

That's an 85% win percentage.

We will break the record next year.

KG > Gasol. Led the league in rebounding for the previous 4 years in a row. He's just chilling because he has a lot of help on the offensive end.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject:

What if we had traded Bynum for KG AND did the Gasol trade. Kobe, KG and Gasol?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:09 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:14 pm    Post subject:

Of course KG is better than Gasol, but that's only because KG is one of the best PFs ever to play in the NBA.

However, Kobe + Pau + Bynum + LO > Kobe + KG
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:27 pm    Post subject:

Pau has just been terrific for us.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject:

Flight#24 wrote:
Kobe + Pau + Bynum + LO > Kobe + KG

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:45 pm    Post subject:

Nahtanoj wrote:
Flight#24 wrote:
Kobe + Pau + Bynum + LO > Kobe + KG

Bryant + Gasol + Bynum + Odom + Farmar + Ariza + Turiaf + Fisher + Vujacic + ...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:20 pm    Post subject:

Texas_Pete wrote:
^^I didn't say Pau was better. I said he is "...Putting KG-type Numbers!"


That's because defense doesn't factor into statistics
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