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maybe not, the NBA now has evolved quite a bit... unless we talkin about the young orlando shaq
No, I am sorry, but Shaq, in his prime (which was when he was in LA), would have dominated ANY big man in the game today. There's nothing more to it. He would have DESTROYED Dwight Howard. Dwight Howard has trouble scoring on Shaq today, how on earth would he have possibly been able to score back then, let alone stop him.
Ok, maybe not Gasol. But the new team doesn't have the fear factor in the paint anymore. Remember teams would put 3 guys on Shaq? Who triple teams Gasol? Posted via RS Mobile
You can't compare Shaq and Pau. Shaq would need to be triple-teamed because of his raw power. Not a single person in the league could handle Shaq's big body 1on1. While Gasol is by no means soft anymore, he simply does not have the same strength that Shaq has. Instead, he is good because of his finesse and his tremendous amount of skill. That is not something that requires triple teams. Wait until Andrew Bynum comes back. Then you should start seeing your double and triple teams.
Yes.. Roy is playing with little to no cartilage in his knees but how does that relate to Greg Oden? I was only referring to Bynum and Oden's potential, not how good the Lakers and Blazers could be.
That being said the Blazers future is looking awfully bleak. They have Batum to bank on for a few years if he pans out to what they expected from him after drafting him but
the franchise guy suffering from a debilitating injury and the overall draft pick sitting out 200+ games in just 4 years,
Not to mention another pick in Elliott Williams getting knee surgery and Joel Przybilla also a knee injury.
Talk about bad luck with knees.
Blazers are cursed. Oden's career is pretty much over if you ask me. He did not receive an extension from the Blazers. Roy is fucked up for the rest of his career as well. I honestly think they should try to trade him and get some decent young value for him while they still can. Wesley Matthews seems to be their best scorer right now.
Do not compare Bynum to Oden though. Bynum is not nearly as injury prone as Greg Oden and Bynum has already proven how skillful and talented he is. We have seen almost nothing from Greg Oden. I would add a 'yet' to the end of that last sentence but I don't think we are ever going to see much from Oden because he'll be healthy for 2 games and then sit on the bench for the rest of the season.