Marc Gasol Disagrees With Lionel Hollins That He Should Shoot More

by May 24, 2013

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.'”