West wrote:I do Bynum for D12 even without a commitment from Howard beyond this year and here's why:
1. Bynum embarrasses the organization repeatedly. Berrea incident. Moping on sideline. Handicapped parking. etc.
If this were what it took to get traded Magic, Kobe, Worthy and a few others good to great players wouldn't have been Lakers for long either....
Bynum's antics are a royal pain but so far there is nothing like Magic pouting publicly until the coach was fired, Worthy hiring hookers in the team hotel or Kobe's "Colorado" incident or Kareem's DUI/possession incident in his resume'...... yet.
Howard's antics seem to go unnoticed?....
West wrote:2. Bynum is due to get maxed out after this season. I don't want to throw that money at an injury prone 24 year old baby who doesn't respect the Laker brand.
Again... I see what you are saying but Howard just came off back surgery.... so you'd trade Bynum for him without even one game played to see if that back is O.K.?....
Good points, but let me address them as I see them.
1. Magic was speaking out for his team, most agreed a change was needed, they were right.
Kobe problems was never on the court, it was personal. If his wife forgave him, his employer shouldn't?
Worthy? Again never on the court, personal.
Kareem? LOL, I forgot about that one. ok you got me there...
To me Bynum acts out in a more public way. I like the kid, but I wouldn't max him out! If Doc feels the similarly, Drew's days here are short anyway. Roll the dice on D12.
2. Dwights health. Again since he is on the books for a year, financially letting him walk wouldn't be the best thing, but might force a rebuild scenerio. Then again, how would Dwights future value be effected if he "couldn't play while continuing to rehab" this year? D12 is going to have to sing for his supper this year, why not pair that with Kobe?
Just my thoughts.