Rooscooter wrote:lakersin4 wrote:Rooscooter wrote:He's got upside and talent but after this many chances he's also never going to realize his potential. He's still the same punk that locked himself in the bathroom the night before the draft.
I think you're underestimating the impact that playing with guys like Kobe, Nash, & even Pau could have on Beas. Not to mention playing for the Lakers. With Rambis as an assistant, who he had his best season with.. & a system that he fits like a glove.. With Phil having a seemingly more active role, that's 1 more voice that any player in this league is going to respect. I don't think Beasley is any worse than LO was & we were able to keep him stable for a long stretch.. I think Beas would play the same role for us, he'd be a great 6th man.. If we add Beasley, I'll go out on a limb & say we have a legit chance at making it out of the first round.
Adding a guy with partying issues to LA is something that is escaping you. Phoenix is a Monistary compared to LA.
I also think you are way over valuing the LA mystque and teammates. Artest was basically the same and Phil did what for Rodman and JR Rider? This same environment didn't change Howard and fostered Bynum's antics....
This kid has shown that the game is there to fund his lifestyle. Being in Phoenix the last year and hearing the stories about him tells me he's not going to change.
To be fair to Bynum, even his worst year in LA is a dream compared to what he's done since he's left. Whether that's due to extended time away from the game or what, that's yet to be seen, but his attitude has at least seemed to get worse since leaving.