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Some big men score 8-10 points a game simply by catching and dunking. That's because they have a point guard who can break down a defense and feed them for layups.
With Nash, the Lakers will be able to do a better job of infiltrating the heart of opposing defenses and forcing them to collapse.
Nash's vision, passing skills and patience should allow him to find Gasol as either a spot-up shooter on the perimeter or target at the rim.
The drive and dish has become an integral part of NBA offenses. Once Nash gets past the initial line of the defense, he'll be looking to find his man rather than get to the hoop or go to the line.
Gasol is still a reliable catch-and-shoot big man and can finish at the rim effectively. Steve Nash's drive-and-dish game should get Gasol more scoring opportunities in both departments.