last stand wrote:I don't know why you assumed that was directed towards you. Also I applaud Lebron for leading that cavs team to the finals. That was one of the greatest postseasons of the last decade just like I applaud Dwight for taking a mediocre starting lineup to the finals.
Dwight Howard was the best player in the NBA in 2010-2011. He was the only player to effect the game in eery facet. He was a dominant scorer, an elite defender, and an elite rebounder. He is 2 to 3 notches above Bynum. Bynum is a solid post defender but his movement is lacking, his offensive game is me first right now and he faces no double teams. That's on top of the injury threat
And please don't preach anyone can get injured anytime because the facts are Bynum has been injured and injured frequently. He landed grabbing his knee multiple times last season. He ha 2 instances of saying if not for his knee brace he would have suffered season ending injuries. Bynums arguably a big of an injury risk as there is in the league. So with a guy like Williams, Howard, Lebron injuries are not a concern. Guys like Bynum, t-Mac, and Chris Paul are legitimate injury risks
I wouldn't have called Bynum injury prone prior to the two freak injuries before. And that was not because of how he was built. The fact that he had surgery on both knees has now put him into that category. The braces, are part of it.
I don't know if you've watched Bynum, but he gets double teamed almost every time he gets the ball. Hence why many complained why Andrew sometimes fumbles or rushes his decisions in the post. But that's also another story with a team who likened to standing around and watching instead of cutting and moving off the ball, but we can leave Basketball 101 out of this.
More and more teams are getting wind of his presence, and the usual NBA commentators have commended Bynum for his excellent low post ability for a center (vs. today's crop of centers). You also underrate Andrew's defensive presence. When Andrew's out, the Laker defense is horrendous. There is no presence at all. He is our anchor, and a damn good one. Changing shots, using his length to affect pick and rolls. He's slow on his feet vs Howard, I'll give him that, but he needs help from his team, to communicate. Hence his comments about "trust" issues about rotations and communication on defense, again...Basketball 101..etc, etc.