The Lakers' front line remains so talented that Pau Gasol roared something that the Orlando Magic might want to tack on its bulletin board.
"I don't think Dwight Howard is that much more talented," Gasol said, "than me and Andrew in the post."
Yet, when it came to talking with Coach Mike Brown about his hope to have more of a low-post presence than simply facilitating, Gasol suddenly became silent.
"I'll let the coaching staff make their own judgements and coach," Gasol said. That's what they're here for, they're here to coach and decide what's best for the team."
What that entails remains unclear.
With the Lakers (10-8) entering their game Wednesday against the Clippers, Brown remains just as vague on whether he'll restructure his offense so that the Lakers feature Gasol more in the offense. He only said that "depended on the flow of the game." Brown gushed about Gasol's ability to score in the post and facilitate, still remaining excited about his season-high 10 assists and zero turnovers in the Lakers' 98-96 loss Sunday to the Indiana Pacers. And when it came to determining whether Brown will add more sets featuring Gasol or simply have the offense react to how opponents are defending them, Brown mentioned it was a "combination of both."