Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 2/7/13
So, the Lakers enter tonight's game without Pau Gasol. Pretty sweet, right? Not quite. Ever since Mike D'Antoni replaced Mike Brown as the coach of the purple and gold, Gasol has been on the outside looking in. In one of the most confusing and indefensible moves in recent memory, D'Antoni had the guy coming off the bench. He has, understandably, not been happy with his role on the team even though it is for a reason, not a good one, but a reason just the same. Now he is out for at least four weeks with a torn ligament in his foot. Gasol is still one of the best big men in the game. He has skills for days and is arguably the best post up guy in the league. Any team should be ecstatic to have him on the roster, but not D'Antoni. Gasol just doesn't fit into D'Antoni's system of running and running and some running thrown in for good measure. This year, the big man is averaging career lows in ppg (13.4), offensive rating (106), effective field goal percentage (.462) and has a pedestr...
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