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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Bowling for dollars

Postby revgen on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:06 pm

Chillbongo wrote:And I agree. Andrew is day & night ahead of Bynum in terms of offense.

I think you meant the 2012 playoffs....and I just looked at the box scores here: http://www.nba.com/playoffs/2012/westseries6/

Yeah, I think game 3 or 4 Kobe went iso ball. But if you look at the stats we had even scoring distribution. Bynum was taking more shots than even Dwight this year, and rightfully so given that he actually has a post game.

But anyways, could we have gone to Bynum more? Sure. But if you remember he was absolutely terrible at handling double teams -- which is exactly what they started doing when he would dominate.

Chicken or egg though. There are definitely aspects of Bynum's game I dearly miss.


Bynum was terrible at handling double-teams in the regular season. In the playoffs, he stopped turning the ball over so much while maintaining his assist average.

11-12 Regular season

1.4 apg/2.5 TOV

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1.5apg/1.3 TOV

He started passing out of the doubles quicker in the postseason than he did in the regular season. In the regular season he kept holding onto the ball looking for a "home run" pass.

The biggest problem we had in the postseason wasn't so much Bynum not handling doubles. It was us not moving off the ball when Bynum or Kobe were doubled or fronted. All we did was stand around. We tried to solve that problem by implementing the Princeton offense. That didn't turn out so well, and Mike Brown was canned.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Bowling for dollars

Postby Finwë on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:19 pm

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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Bowling for dollars

Postby lakersyunowin on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:13 pm

what the actual f***....
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Bowling for dollars

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:54 pm

He's turning into Allen Iverson. Starting with the hair.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Bowling for dollars

Postby Jazzygirl205 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:32 am

Lol, it's better than the Beatles do he had going on for a while.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Bowling for dollars

Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:23 am

Jazzygirl205 wrote:Lol, it's better than the Beatles do he had going on for a while.

no this is worse IMO
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Bowling for dollars

Postby khmrP on Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:52 am

his hair do has gotten more air time than his game :man10:
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Bowling for dollars

Postby Maluco Beleza on Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:27 am

Jazzygirl205 wrote:Lol, it's better than the Beatles do he had going on for a while.



lol nice beatles reference.... but the beatles had sweet freakin' hair that the whole generation and generations to come wanted and did.

i dont think any1 will be copying bynum anytime soon lol
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Guess what? Knee flares up.

Postby karacha on Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:49 am

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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Guess what? Knee flares up.

Postby nameant on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:15 am

His awful hair since he left has made me think we have some kind of standard for haircuts as an organization. It's understandable...the Lakers gotta keep it classy.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Guess what? Knee flares up.

Postby 432J on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:39 am

wow, well that's not a shock
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Guess what? Knee flares up.

Postby revgen on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:05 am

Article title is slightly misleading. According to Bynum, he has had no setbacks. The pain he's experiencing in his left knee is soreness. There is no swelling. In other words, it's pain that he can play through.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Guess what? Knee flares up.

Postby Congo Cash on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:09 am

His knee is still sore? Shocking! :man4:
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Guess what? Knee flares up.

Postby therealdeal on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:54 am

Bynum switches timetable on return — The Sixers have done an admirable job of hanging around the Eastern Conference playoff picture (they’re three games behind Milwaukee for the No. 8 seed) despite not having Andrew Bynum all season and recently losing Jason Richardson for the rest of the season. Hope had come to Philly once Bynum finally started working out with the team recently and going through some drills. A post-All-Star break return was penciled in just a few weeks ago. But Bynum’s return is apparently being pushed back — again — as pain in his left knee is growing, writes Jason Wolf of USA Today:

Andrew Bynum has eased up on his workouts after experiencing “a lot of pain” in his left knee and is unsure if he’ll make his Philadelphia 76ers debut this month.

“I think I worked well for two days on the court and then I got a lot of pain,” Bynum said Monday, “so we backed down a little bit today. I’ll probably go on (the anti-gravity treadmill) tomorrow.”

There is no official target date for Bynum to join full-team practices, or for him to play in a game. But earlier this month, the one-time all-star center told reporters that he was hoping to appear in his first game with the Sixers “around the all-star break.”

Bynum was asked Monday whether he was still planning to play in a game this month.

“I’m not sure,” he said. “It’s all going to depend on if we get a setback or not. Right now, I think things are going well. I’m losing weight and staying on the court for as long as I can.”

But he also said the pain in his left knee “limits me from continuing to go.”

“I don’t know if it’s normal soreness, or if I’ll have to play with it,” Bynum said. “I don’t know what it is. It’s not anything that I haven’t felt, so it’s not new. And it continues to kind of go away over time, so it’s all good stuff. No swelling.”
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Guess what? Knee flares up.

Postby Chillbongo on Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:32 pm

So...he's waiting to see if he can further damage it.

If it's just soreness and pain, he'll try to come back. Good job Drew -- wait for the prognosis and decide to play through the pain like a man!
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Guess what? Knee flares up.

Postby khmrP on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:59 pm

Chillbongo wrote:So...he's waiting to see if he can further damage it.

If it's just soreness and pain, he'll try to come back. Good job Drew -- wait for the prognosis and decide to play through the pain like a man!


yea it only took 2/3 of the season :man10:
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Guess what? Knee flares up.

Postby Chillbongo on Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:08 pm

Haha...that's knee surgery for you
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Guess what? Knee flares up.

Postby khmrP on Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:14 pm

Chillbongo wrote:Haha...that's knee surgery for you


he didn't have surgery he had the Kobe procedure, goes to show you how horrible those knees are. Kobe gets it done he comes back as explosive as ever, Bynum gets it done he's out most of the year :man10:
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Guess what? Knee flares up.

Postby laker911 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:26 pm

Are there still people questioning the trade we did?
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Guess what? Knee flares up.

Postby Chillbongo on Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:52 pm

khmrP wrote:
Chillbongo wrote:Haha...that's knee surgery for you


he didn't have surgery he had the Kobe procedure, goes to show you how horrible those knees are. Kobe gets it done he comes back as explosive as ever, Bynum gets it done he's out most of the year :man10:

Yeah, guess so. Good thing he's fundamentally sound, and doesn't rely on athleticism as much. That could go a long way with his weak knees. Regardless of the fact that he's not a Laker, I hope he recovers and doesn't have to end up like Oden/B Roy. Stories like that are just a bummer -- never want to see someone's career cut short because of injury.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Guess what? Knee flares up.

Postby Psychobroker on Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:55 pm

laker911 wrote:Are there still people questioning the trade we did?


Uh, yeah - we're under .500 and out of the playoff picture even with "the best center in the NBA".
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Guess what? Knee flares up.

Postby karacha on Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:02 pm

Better then keeping Bynum to sit on the bench while TV cameras show his latest 'hair experiments'. Right now, we'd have no Bynum, no Pau -- and Pau would go down sooner too. And next year, who knows what Mitch would try to do with Bynum... At least we got a good, but injured center for this season instead. So, it was a great trade.

And guess what? We got Easy Clark too.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Guess what? Knee flares up.

Postby 432J on Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:05 pm

i still want to know how he injured his knee in the offseason

it was obviously after the dwight trade or else one can imagine the trade wouldn't have gone through. it's still not clear how he got hurt
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Guess what? Knee flares up.

Postby nameant on Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:06 pm

Psychobroker wrote:
laker911 wrote:Are there still people questioning the trade we did?


Uh, yeah - we're under .500 and out of the playoff picture even with "the best center in the NBA".


Word. We definitely would have been better off without a starting C this year.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Guess what? Knee flares up.

Postby Chillbongo on Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:34 pm

I now appreciate Bynum and can see the greater degree of basketball skills he possesses that Dwight does not, but there are many reasons his trade was a great idea.

1. Bynum was looking to bolt. It was obvious.
2. We got Dwight.
3. Earl Clark
4. Bynum's knee liabilities
5. Games played for Bynum in 2012-13 season (see #4)
6. Hypothetically, Dwight was supposed to be the willing defensive athletic BEAST/ANCHOR that we needed so badly.

Now as far as it all panning out -- different story. Still was a risk worth taking.

Still we are better this season for doing the trade.
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