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Grizzlies' Gasol, Hollins get into semantics

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06:42 PM ET 05.23 | Lionel Hollins believes the Memphis Grizzlies' offense needs a boost, so why not go to one of the smartest post players in the NBA? The Grizzlies head coach said on Thursday that big man Marc Gasol needs to look for his own shot more, which either didn't get across to Gasol because of translation or otherwise. For what it's worth, Gasol has taken 28 shots in two games against the San Antonio Spurs, but Memphis finds itself down 0-2 in the series. "I'm not the kind of player to look for his own shot," Gasol said at practice Thursday. "Look for his shot? I don't understand what that means. Be more aggressive, keep attacking the paint and go to the post more? Sure. But just taking shots? That doesn't sound right."

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May 23, 2013  09:05 PM ET

That just means that Hollins is running out of ideas.

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May 23, 2013  11:20 PM ET

Tweet Kobe Bro for some advice.

May 23, 2013  11:20 PM ET

Wait, wrong Gasol.

 
May 24, 2013  12:34 AM ET
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I suspect it makes Gasol easier to defend if you don't have to get up on him since his tendency is to pass. You have to try and score if you are hitting baskets.I remember in Orlando years back Doc Rivers used to ride Ben Wallace and Bo Outlaw for not shooting enough. His point was that it makes the offense easier to defend if you have guys that never try to score.

I don't think his "tendency" is to pass. He just makes the right play, and if that happens to be a pass, then so be it. It's really not his fault that all of his team mates are absolutely horrendous shooters. Now if the coach WANTS Gasol to be the shooter, then call plays when his man gets picked and Gasol WILL shoot. I didn't see a SINGLE pick-and-pop between Conley and Gasol that Parker-Duncan almost exclusively run. That's on the coach to make that happen.

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