- Aug 29, 2011
Harrell/Gasol should be an upgrade over Dwight/McGee, but I don't think it's as much of an upgrade as people in the media do. Gasol is basically just a guy at this point; a smart guy, but just a guy nonetheless.
I love Gasol. He's so smart, such a good passer, and will probably help them defensively.
I kinda agree with you, they will be an improvement over McGee/Howard, but in the finals, McGee didn't play a minute and Howard played 71 minutes, total, in the 6 games. In the conf finals, McGee played 38 minutes total, and Howard played 101. So in the conf finals, they played about 28 MPG, and in the finals, about 12. My point being, it's obvious the Lakers are best with Davis at the 5, and Lebron the 4, and that is what the lineups will be when its important. Was it worth using the full MLE on Harrell?