D’Antoni Blasts Notion Gasol Doesn’t Fit
Still, (Lakers coach Mike) D’Antoni sounded incredulous on any doubts (Pau) Gasol could fit into his faster-paced system.
“He’s another seven-footer who can guard the rim and he’s extremely smart,” D’Antoni said. “So there’s no reason why he can’t fit. Ideally, you’d want a guy like Jesse Owens who can run. But he’s a big part of what we’re going to do.”
“I don’t see how a player as smart as he is, as talented as he is and efficient as he is, doesn’t fit in anybody’s schemes,” he continued