Originally Posted by Uwe Blab
Sorry, Jose, it's not as easy as that. Gasol is immensely more skilled than Tiago, regardless of amount of touches. He's also a better rebounder, a better shot blocker, and has a mid range shot. He had those coming into the league. Splitter didn't.
I agree with all of that but I am still willing to give Tiago the benefit of the doubt if the Spurs coaching staff can instil these habits in him before the playoffs. Simply being tall and able to move around quickly and run the floor is not going to cut it.
And I could care less where he was picked in the draft or the years in the league or whatever. The bottom line is whether he is an asset to the Spurs in any manor they deem worthwhile.