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Different Europeans - Memo vs Pau

Posted on: May 9, 2008 10:46 pm
Edited on: May 9, 2008 10:47 pm

For many years teams from the Eastern Conference play different style of basketball than the teams from the West, with East coast being more conservative and the West featuring many run and gun teams. When it comes to players, you won't find any as different as two centers from the far East and far West of - Europe!

Ladies and Gentleman - meet Mehmet Okur and Pau Gasol.

Most of the time, I say that players playing different position should not be compared. This time, I'll try to break down the games of two almost uncomparable, but playing the same position, trying to find the ultimate edge and help you decide which player would you rather have on your team.



Okur - deadly three point shooter, excellent in pick and pop sets, clutch

Gasol - numerous post moves, great finishing around the rim with both hands

both - very good passers, respectable mid range shot and free throw execution


Okur - no back post technique, relies on the jumper to much

Gasol - extremely soft, practically never scores on game winning shot around the buzzer

both - lack of athleticism, can't leap



Okur - able to step it up when needed, doesn't get intimidated, relatively strong

Gasol - has length and quickness, good shot blocker

both - good rebounders, understand how to defend picks


Okur - disinterested until the playoffs, slow on covering ground

Gasol - poor vision of the backdoor cuts, can be overpowered

both - somewhat prone to personal fouls, aren't vocal enough for the anchoring position


Voice you oppinion - what style of play do you like better and who would you rather have on your team.

Category: NBA

Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: June 19, 2008 11:27 am

Different Europeans - Memo vs Pau

I think at the end of a game, Gasol is a liability Offensively.  Therefore, shockingly, my vote is for Memo.  Memo can be as good as Pau, he needs work on his feet.  Maybe get some of those springy shoes that help increase tour Vertical.  LMAO



No Bias of course. 



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