Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom Are the NBA’s Top Post Tandem and It’s Not Even Close

November 4th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant recorded his 17th career triple-double against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night, but that feat is much easier when you have players like Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom on the receiving end of your passes.

Bryant scored 30 points to go along with 10 rebounds and 12 assists. Most of those assists were the result of Odom and Gasol's versatile play in the paint and in some cases on the perimeter.

Odom and Gasol combined for 40 points and 19 rebounds against the Kings, continuing a streak of dominance in the paint that has set the tone for the Lakers this season.

Through five games Gasol is averaging 23.8 points per game, 11 rebounds, and five assists while shooting 52 percent from the field.

In that same span Odom has averaged 16.6 points per game, 11.4 rebounds, and 3.6 assists while shooting an astonishing 70 percent from the field and 80 percent from three point range. 

The strength of the Lakers' team rests on the talents of their interior players, and Gasol and Odom just might be the most talented and versatile post combination in the NBA.

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