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Old 12-08-2012, 02:51 AM   #1
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Default LA Times: Gasol might come off the bench when he returns

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The Lakers are debating whether to bring Pau Gasol off the bench when he returns from knee tendinitis, said a person familiar with the team's thinking.

Gasol has struggled mightily this season, averaging 12.6 points and shooting only 42%, both career lows.

The Lakers are trying to decide how a demotion to the bench would affect Gasol. If they determined it would be adverse, they'd keep him in the starting lineup.

More in link. I understand it's a delicate thing for a starter to be benched but the spacing is just better with Dwight and Pau separated. You'd think how it affects the team's performance would be the #1 consideration here not Pau's feelings
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:53 AM   #2
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Default Re: LA Times: Gasol might come off the bench when he returns

Pau and Amare should throw a "makin 20 mil a year off the bench" party.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:55 AM   #3
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Default Re: LA Times: Gasol might come off the bench when he returns

Great thing to do. Have him rotate in for Dwight so he can have a more comfortable role in the paint.

Probably best if the only time Pau and Dwight is on the court together would be to finish games.
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Default Re: LA Times: Gasol might come off the bench when he returns

Why not...not like it's going to hurt the Lakers.

If Gasol fails off the bench...he will be traded. This is his last shot.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:10 AM   #5
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Default Re: LA Times: Gasol might come off the bench when he returns

So who'll start at PF? Jamison :? The Lakers have already put enough effort to turn into the league's laughingstock. The Lakers would have been better off with Mr. Potatoe Head.
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