Lakers’ Gasol the Best NBA Offensive Center?
“Pau’s (Gasol) probably the best offensive center in the league,” (Coach Mike) D’Antoni said, “the most talented big guy in the league. So, all of a sudden he’s in his natural position where he’ll feel good about it.”
After spending the last two seasons playing the bulk of his minutes at power forward because of the one-year rental of Howard last year and the emergence of Andrew Bynum the year before, Gasol is primed to resume play at the 5-spot.
“Being in a position where I can play a little more inside and be the reference inside and come back to that position, it makes me feel better, more confident,” Gasol said. “I’m confident that I’ll be more effective and deliver.”