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Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 9:30 am  |  8 responses

Marc Gasol Disagrees With Lionel Hollins That He Should Shoot More


Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins seems to think that center Marc Gasol wasn’t nearly aggressive enough in the first two games of the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. With the Grizzlies down 2-0 in the series, Hollins wants Gasol to look for his shot a lot more going forward; Marc sees things a tad differently. Per CBS Sports: “Hollins was asked if Gasol looked for his shot enough in the first two games. ‘No, he didn’t, and we talked about that,’ he said. ‘We talked about picking up the pace, things to help us get better.’ [...] Gasol has averaged 12.1 shots per 36 minutes in playoff wins this postseason. He also averaged 12.1 shots per 36 minutes in playoff losses this postseason. He has literally shot at the same rate in wins as in losses. But the bigger issue, and Gasol has always maintained this, is that he’s not the type of player to hoist a lot of shots just to hoist them. ‘I’m not the kind of player to look for his own shot,’ Gasol said. ‘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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  • playa

    Most selfless human being ever born!!! But this is how they teach team in europe, which can be either blessing or curse, cause with this attitude often comes no accountability.

  • Stinka

    There were times in Game 2 that Gasol passed up open shots right there at the free throw line. I was yelling at my tv…”shoot it, you got it!”

  • spit hot fiyah

    boris diaw is right up there, they had to beg him to shoot when he played for atlanta

  • http://twitter.com/vannshy vannshy

    “But just taking shots? That doesn’t sound right.”

    Nick Young just rolled over in his grave.

  • http://www.facebook.com/devin.williams1 Dev

    Pau wishes he could hear those words

  • Clos1881

    Yeah me too. It’s not like your giving up shoots to Rudy gay anymore it’s now tayshaun and other non perimeter scorers

  • Junior Taylor

    I am with Hollins on this one…..the Grizz need Gasol to be aggressive because of a lack of bench and scoring from their SF and SG.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    an example of a player not accountable for his actions

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