Pau Gasol says Lakers have no discipline, too many individuals
Gasol scored 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in the Lakers’ 118-98 loss to the Pacers, and he was not happy with what he felt was selfish play by his teammates.
“There’s just too many individual actions right now. It’s really not a good flow and rhythm out there,” Gasol said via ESPN LA’s Dave McMenamin. “We got to be unselfish. If we see a teammate open, we have to make sure that guy gets the ball. Otherwise, it’s really deflating.”
According to McMenamin, Gasol also said there was no discipline being administered by the team, which McMenamin viewed as a shot at coach Mike D’Antoni.
Not only did Gasol criticize his teammates for not sharing the ball, but the LA Daily News’ Mark Medina also says Gasol was critical of D’Antoni for going with a small lineup after Wesley Johnson got into foul trouble. He also criticized their lack of rebounds.
Pau:"But if you get outrebounded by 20 rebounds,I don’t care who you are or what you do. It’s not going to work and we’re not going to win."
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) February 26, 2014
Gasol is quite obviously frustrated playing on this bad Lakers team. The squad is 19-38 and pretty much playing for draft position. Gasol went on a postgame rant last month and has now done the same this month because of his frustrations. Don’t worry, Pau, everyone feels the same way as you.