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Old 07-11-2005, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question *Jermaine O'neal or Pau Gasol* POLL

Ok please settle this for me, you are a GM starting a Franchise, which player
would you rather have?

Jermaine O'neal or Paul Gasol ??

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Re: *Jermaine O'neal or Paul Gasol* POLL

I wouldn't START a franchise with either one of them, but I'd take O'Neal over Gasol easily.
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Re: *Jermaine O'neal or Paul Gasol* POLL

what that mediocre fat guy said pretty much exactly
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Re: *Jermaine O'neal or Paul Gasol* POLL

To me its pretty easy, Jermaine O'neal.
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Re: *Jermaine O'neal or Paul Gasol* POLL

Though I like both, I'd take J.O. just because I like his game alittle more.
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Re: *Jermaine O'neal or Paul Gasol* POLL

I'd take O'Neal, because he's a better defender, but his inefficient play on the offensive side of the ball (and 43% shooting) leaves a lot to be desired.

Gasol has never been featured in his 4 years in the league. Memphis needs to get him a real PG in the worst way and not shuttle him in and out of the lineup.
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Re: *Jermaine O'neal or Paul Gasol* POLL

J.O. is better at everything

as far as Pau not being feature as a true #1 guy in memphis....maybe he isn't good enough to be featured...I want him to get more playing time but, maybe West sees he isn't good enough
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Re: *Jermaine O'neal or Paul Gasol* POLL

Pretty tough comparison, considering Gasol's had the title of "least amount of shots per game for a go-to-guy" for a couple seasons running now.

O'Neal's been the centerpiece for the Pacers for multiple years now, and he's established himself as one of the better PFs in the league, but certainly not in the conversation for "the best." His shooting percentage is rather shoddy, and he's got a habit of getting injured at crucial junctures. The types of injuries he's had will, IMO, limit him in the future.

Gasol needs to be featured, and soon. His coaches and his guards never seem to give him the ball, despite him getting the job done whenever he gets it. He still needs to add another 10-15 pounds, which will in itself improve the other low points of his game, but from anyone who's seen him play, it's pretty obvious that the best is yet to come from him, especially if he gets put into a situation like O'Neal has.

Neither are guys who you can build a franchise around by themselves though, like the opening post implies. But I have to respect the point being made by a guy who a) doesn't know how to spell one guy's name; and b) isn't bright enough to know how to add a poll.
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Re: *Jermaine O'neal or Paul Gasol* POLL

Niether are franchise players but its easily Jermaine O'neal.
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Re: *Jermaine O'neal or Paul Gasol* POLL

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J.O. is better at everything

as far as Pau not being feature as a true #1 guy in memphis....maybe he isn't good enough to be featured...I want him to get more playing time but, maybe West sees he isn't good enough
Any Memphis fan will tell you that Gasol's the best player on our roster. Who else is supposed to be our featured player? Shane Battier? Jason Williams? Lorenzen Wright?

Gasol's a better shooter than Jermaine, evidenced by his 50 percent shooting percentage over the past two seasons, compared to O'Neal's 44. I don't really care to look up the career numbers - Gasol's shot about 50 percent for his entire career. Does a few other little things better than O'Neal as well - passing, etc.
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Re: *Jermaine O'neal or Paul Gasol* POLL

This is pretty easy because O'Neal is a better player and it's pretty difficult to find an effective interior defender like him.Gasol isn't really able to defend first rate bigs and he doesn't offer you much that you can't replace relatively easily.
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Re: *Jermaine O'neal or Paul Gasol* POLL

Without question J.O.
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Re: *Jermaine O'neal or Paul Gasol* POLL

I saw a game where Gasol had 21 or 25 at halftime and was dominating (opponent slips my mind) and then Jason Williams proceeds to freeze him out for the entire 3rd quarter. He ended up with like 30, but you can't score if guys can't/won't give you the rock.
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Re: *Jermaine O'neal or Paul Gasol* POLL

Pau may be a better shooter...but FG% isn't really fair to J.O. since he average 7 more shot attempts...also, Pau's not a better passer than J.O. and if he is, its by slim margin...

J.O. is a much better rebounder & defender...
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Re: *Jermaine O'neal or Paul Gasol* POLL

Right now? I'd take JO. But if Memphis can actually build around Pau, meaning putting players around him that can feed him the ball, I think Pau can be a Top 5 PF. He has all teh potential too, and in the playoffs, he dominated teh Suns with like 25/15 one game. He does need to improve his rebounding so he is a double digit rebounder.
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