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Offline OsirusCeltics

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A while ago while many were trying to court Dwight Howard into coming to the Celtics, I instead wanted Marc Gasol to come to the Celtics
And I still stick by it. It was evident in this playoffs

Gasol is a better scorer, post player, better at post defense, interior passing, and most importantly performs better in the 4th quarter

Who else thinks Gasol is the best center in the NBA?

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Re: Member when I said I rather have Marc Gasol instead of Howard?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 10:47:21 AM »
I still think taking Gasol over Howard is nuts.

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Re: Member when I said I rather have Marc Gasol instead of Howard?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 10:50:30 AM »
I love me some Marc, but I think healthy Dwight Howard is going to remind us all why we thought their was such a sizeable gap between him and the rest of the center crop.

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Re: Member when I said I rather have Marc Gasol instead of Howard?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 10:50:40 AM »

  I absolutely, positively hate Howard but when he's healthy he's clearly better than Gasol. He's a career 20/14 guy in the playoffs and Marc's a 16/9 guy.

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Re: Member when I said I rather have Marc Gasol instead of Howard?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 10:50:54 AM »
Howard, even this year which was his worst since he was a 19/20 year old, scored more points more efficiently than Gasol.

He's also taken a team farther in the playoffs. Gasol was better this year, due to his ability to space the floor, passing, and superior health.

But Howard was showing his old athleticism again towards the end of the season. I see no reason he won't recover and regain his advantages over Gasol.

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Re: Member when I said I rather have Marc Gasol instead of Howard?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 10:54:30 AM »
At a time when illogical individual player comparisons are becoming the rule here, this is one of the bigger ones.

Howard, every day of the week.

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Re: Member when I said I rather have Marc Gasol instead of Howard?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 10:58:17 AM »
I've been pounding the Marc pavement ever since I drafted him, Z-Bo, Rudy Gay, Paul George and Tony Parker on the same team in a Celticsblog draft and lost in the second round.

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Re: Member when I said I rather have Marc Gasol instead of Howard?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2013, 10:59:58 AM »
I've been pounding the Marc pavement ever since I drafted him, Z-Bo, Rudy Gay, Paul George and Tony Parker on the same team in a Celticsblog draft and lost in the second round.

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Re: Member when I said I rather have Marc Gasol instead of Howard?
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 11:01:36 AM »
Still rather Howard.


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Re: Member when I said I rather have Marc Gasol instead of Howard?
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2013, 11:03:02 AM »
Gasol is by far the smarter big, but this isn't much of a question.... Howard>Gasol.

Howard when healthy can do 18/10 with ease.

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Re: Member when I said I rather have Marc Gasol instead of Howard?
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2013, 11:03:10 AM »
Would love to have Howard except his emotional baggage that comes with him. I'm hoping he's slowly growing out of that. If he ever let someone like KG get a hold of him and whip his head into the game (something he seems to regress from Ala Kobe), he could make an awesome Celtic and put us back on the Map easily! Man all of us are dying for a true center!

But if he's going to remain a headcase that disrupts teams by being a prima donna, I think I'd rather have Gasol. At least you know he's going to bring what he's got and play for his team.

Both are a lot better than what we have and both appear to be pipe dreams.  :(
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Re: Member when I said I rather have Marc Gasol instead of Howard?
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2013, 11:05:19 AM »
DH is the better player when both are healthy.  having Gasol wouldn't suck though.  I could see the debate if we add in contract considerations though.  Gasol shouldn't cost as much as DH and he's more than capable of manning the middle at a more cap-friendly cost
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Re: Member when I said I rather have Marc Gasol instead of Howard?
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2013, 11:07:39 AM »
On basketball ability, it's Howard, no contest.

Add personality, team morale, and salary to the equation, and it narrows considerably.  Still would have to go with Dwight though.  But that would not be a bad choice to be able to make.

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Re: Member when I said I rather have Marc Gasol instead of Howard?
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2013, 11:11:53 AM »
I've been pounding the Marc pavement ever since I drafted him, Z-Bo, Rudy Gay, Paul George and Tony Parker on the same team in a Celticsblog draft and lost in the second round.

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Re: Member when I said I rather have Marc Gasol instead of Howard?
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2013, 11:14:25 AM »
I've been pounding the Marc pavement ever since I drafted him, Z-Bo, Rudy Gay, Paul George and Tony Parker on the same team in a Celticsblog draft and lost in the second round.

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