Who's the better PF; Dirk Nowitzki or Pau Gasol?

My friend and I were discussing who the better player was, Gasol or Nowitzki. My friend said Dirk was a ball hog, his APG do back up my friend's claims. He only avgs 2.6 per game for his career. While Gasol avgs 3.7. Dirk is a better scorer, Gasol is the better rebounder and passer. I said Dirk and I brough... show more My friend and I were discussing who the better player was, Gasol or Nowitzki. My friend said Dirk was a ball hog, his APG do back up my friend's claims. He only avgs 2.6 per game for his career. While Gasol avgs 3.7. Dirk is a better scorer, Gasol is the better rebounder and passer.

I said Dirk and I brough up Dirk's stats and he started to aovid using Gasol's stats and brought up KG's, Kobe's, then Nash, then Jordan. Before I knew it my debate was going nowhere with this guy. So I have to ask you guys who you think is the better player? And yes Career wise is what we're talking about. Not currently.

Both suck at defense so we can't rely much on this stat. However, Dirk does has DRtg rating of 103 compared to Gasol's 105. I'm not sure why Dirk has a better DRtg rating Gasol. Gasol plays the C postion and grabs more rebs and blks more shots, but Dirk stls the ball more .5 pt more than Gasol does.

Dirk is a better shooter than Gasol, yet Gasol has a higher FG%. Why? I think it's because Gasol plays the C postion which most of his FGs come from dunking or driving to the basket. While Dirk primarely shoots his FGs from the floor or behind the 3-pt line and occasionaly drives to the basket. Dirk does have the higher ORtg rating of 117 compared to the 114 of Gasol.

It's hard because these two players are similar really. Dirk is the better offenesive player, but Gasol is the better defender even though his stats say otherwise.



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