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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby ShaqDieselLaker on Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:48 pm

Hilarious blog entry by a Dallas News/Dallas Mavericks Reporter:
When will he miss?

Andrew Bynum is six for six from the field with 5:11 to go in the half.

When the teams met last in Los Angeles, he was eight-for-eight.

So that's 14-for-14 over less than a game and a half.

Do the Mavericks have any inclination of stopping this dude?

And if you added up the length of all his shots, you probably wouldn't get to the free-throw line.

He's just posting up and going over Erick Dampier, Drew Gooden or whoever.

The over/under on his first miss is six minutes to go in the third quarter.

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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:57 pm

^LOL
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby revgen on Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:27 pm

The Mavs don't attack Drew defensively at all. He can leave Damp like we leave Rondo when we play Boston.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby bystander on Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:20 pm

Pau had one half last year against them with 10/10. Dallas has serious problems defending the low post. Laker beasting them.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby ShaqDieselLaker on Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:45 am

Bynum was simply unstoppable in the first quarter. He set the early tone for this Laker team victory.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby lakerdynastyforever on Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:28 am

"The Kid" is just becoming a force down low. He's regularly seeing double teams now. If he learns how to survey the field when the double comes and find the open man, he could make our team so much better.

Is there ANY doubt that if you featured this guy, he would be a 25/12 guy? I mean ANY doubt? I think without Gasol in the lineup, he's a 20/10 guy this year. And that's with Kobe. Imagine if he was featured?
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby LAKEROC on Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:57 am

^ I agree. I think when Pau takes his break and Andrew is on the court, Farmar and Brown should look for him more. There is a problem. Farmar is in a contract year and is more worried about showcaseing himself. As good a player as Brown is, he's certainly one that looks more for himself than others. We just need a young defensive minded PASS FIRST point guard. Put that on the court with Luke Walton, and give Andrew the green light when Pau sits down. We know what Kobe can do. By featuring Andrew more and doing this, it will raise his confidence level, and only help us more in the future.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby karacha on Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:59 am

Well, if he was "featured" he would be slightly easier to defend. Now the teams have to pay attention to Pau close to the basket, Artest on the perimeter and Kobe pretty much anywhere on the court. It's difficult.

With that said, there is no doubt that Bynum is extremely talented. If he just works on his defensive awareness some more, he'll truly become a force on both ends of the floor. He still likes the offense more. Perhaps that's normal for most young players.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby LAKEROC on Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:11 am

If he ever became as consistent on the defensive end, as he does on the offensive end, I think he could even pass Dwight as top center in the league. Dwight pales in comparison to Andrew with his footwork, and overall offense. However, Dwight is LIGHT YEARS better on the defensive end that Drew.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby therealdeal on Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:04 pm

I think this is one of the few times when Bynum and Pau were working together well. If you noticed at the start of the game, they just about took turns in the post every trip down. Pau was struggling a little bit, but because they were feeding Bynum basically the same amount of times he was playing effectively and they didn't lose a step inside.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby gcclaker on Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:15 pm

Tower 1 and Tower 2 both co-existed last night. Tower 3 had operational difficulties. It is difficult to keep both main bigs in the game without some sacrifice off one. Then again, if the guards and wings kept them BOTH involved it wouldn't be much of an issue. Each can take turns abusing their defenders on the low block.

Fisher and Brown have no problem dumping the rock in the paint. Heck, even Vujacic is now passing up shots to move the ball in the perimeter or look inside. Who's left? Farmar...who tends to dribble too much at times. There's only one player on the squad who has license not too if he wants to make a play or take over and that is 24.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby therealdeal on Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:24 pm

^ Farmar will never learn that. He wants to be Kobe and it shows in the way he plays.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby bystander on Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:32 pm

The most important reason why Bynum is so effective in offense, is the same reason why Pau and Kobe are also.

Because they play together.

When Kobe and Pau were the 1st and only real option on their teams, they had to carry their team. Kobe mostly with his scoring ( 30+ ppg says so ) and Pau with his post play, bringing defender to the double team and taking the ball outside to his shooters ( 4.5 apg, a big man ).

I would love to see what Bynum does against a double team without Pau and/or Kobe.

And, for the record, i have nothing against Bynum, but his fans are too mucho for me.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby Weezy on Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:40 pm

Bynum isn't bad at passing out of those post, but he's hardly ever hard doubled so he doesn't have to that much. I mean if he's almost always single covered and he can't really be stopped that way why shouldn't he just go to work? I'd rather have Drew shoothing from 2 feet single covered than some of our guys shooting a wide open 3(Farmar). He is pretty good about finding the open man though, sometimes he and Pau even pass to each other really well down low.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby karacha on Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:00 pm

Weezy wrote:I'd rather have Drew shooting from 2 feet single covered than some of our guys shooting a wide open 3(Farmar).


That should be obvious. Right?
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby bystander on Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:04 pm

If it's hard to pass Farmar, remember when Lakers starting five had 2 D-League players ( smush, brown ) or some of Pau's teams in Memphis.

I mean, it's not that easy. When a player scores 16 ppg in the Lakers in a starting five with maybe 2 HOF, Fisher and 2 AllStars it's because he is very good player. But taking that 3rd option and making it a 1st option doesn't always means he is going to have 20/10. Someone said he would make Toronto a contender in the East just swaping him with Bosh. A contender ! Right away !

And btw, what would you prefer ? 5 rings and a 10-10 averages career or 25-15 and 0 rings ? What is the point to play and don't try to win ? How hard is to understand this is a team sport and you need 5 gives to win ?
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby Weezy on Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:32 am

I honestly don't get the point you're trying to make bystander, are you saying you want him to score less? Are you suggesting Drew is a selfish guy who'd rather put up 25ppg on a crappy team than less on a winner or that he doesn't care about the team because of what a fan said? Come on, what has Drew done really to suggest any of that? And as far as Smush goes, he had a horrible attitude and didn't play D, but he could certainly knock down the open 3, Farmar rarely can. And it's no knock on Pau, but he had some ok teammates from time to time. I think given the opportunity and time Drew could be the main guy on a team, we've seen him do a decent job carrying the offense a bit in a few games Kobe and Pau were out of.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby bystander on Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:32 am

Weezy wrote:Are you suggesting Drew is a selfish guy who'd rather put up 25ppg on a crappy team than less on a winner or that he doesn't care about the team because of what a fan said?


That's exactly what i think about him.

Weezy wrote:And it's no knock on Pau, but he had some ok teammates from time to time.


No he hadn't. I mean, he had a very selfish J-Will who wanted to be the top guy, Miller that only played well in RS and a young Battier and stop it. In 7 years. I watched Memphis play during the years and their best year it were a defensive team with Pau as PG on offense. But it doesn't matter. Kobe is better than Pau, Pau is better than Bynum.

Can AB could be better than any of the two ? Maybe, but he is far from there right now.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby therealdeal on Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:40 pm

^ Your opinion on Drew is skewed as a fan of Pau's and not a fan of the Lakers. Thank you for your opinions though.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby bystander on Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:15 pm

Yes, but it's not like being a Pau fan means automatically to dislike Drew. My problem is more with his fans. I say a lot of good things about him. But i also think he is in a selfish stage of his career where he looks more for himself than for the team. And my guess is there could be lakers die hard fans who could also share my opinion.

But in the end, the fact is i don't dislike Bynum. But sometimes this forum gets me. Bryant is God, Bynum has a pass for almost everything, Pau has some respect but people take him for granted, and the rest of the team are scrubs.

I might be a player fan, but i appreciate team basketball more than others "team" fans thare post around here and i dont say this for you.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby lakerdynastyforever on Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:20 pm

^^^^^

Look, when you're 7'1", 285 lbs and have the length, touch, footwork, vertical and overall skills of this guy, you should EXPECT to be the center piece of a team. And i expect this to be the case when Kobe leaves. He, along with Gasol, will be the top 2 options. And when Gasol slows down, it will be Bynum's team.

If you have a guy like Shaq or Olajuwon, you don't tell them to play second fiddle. Because that does not cater to their true talent and potential. You ride their back and tell them to carry the load. And i think that's what Bynum expects and wants to do. And when he doesn't get that, i do think this kid gets discouraged at times. But he's only human and only 22 years old.

I'll tell you one thing, i wouldn't want to be facing this guy if he was with another team.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby therealdeal on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:19 pm

bystander wrote:Yes, but it's not like being a Pau fan means automatically to dislike Drew. My problem is more with his fans. I say a lot of good things about him. But i also think he is in a selfish stage of his career where he looks more for himself than for the team. And my guess is there could be lakers die hard fans who could also share my opinion.

But in the end, the fact is i don't dislike Bynum. But sometimes this forum gets me. Bryant is God, Bynum has a pass for almost everything, Pau has some respect but people take him for granted, and the rest of the team are scrubs.

I might be a player fan, but i appreciate team basketball more than others "team" fans thare post around here and i dont say this for you.


Actually I think Kobe is taken more for granted than Pau is. And on top of that I think Bynum has been the source of more criticism than anyone not named Derek Fisher or Jordan Farmar (and Luke, but that's a given).

I understand what you are saying and I can see why you are frustrated that Pau doesn't seem to get the appreciation that Bynum does when the two perform similarly.

But you have to understand, these things have become common place for Pau. They are expected. Bynum is still 22 years old and when he performs to the level that Pau does it means great things for the future of the franchise and for the team as a whole.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby bystander on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:31 pm

lakerdynastyforever wrote:^^^^^

Look, when you're 7'1", 285 lbs and have the length, touch, footwork, vertical and overall skills of this guy, you should EXPECT to be the center piece of a team. And i expect this to be the case when Kobe leaves. He, along with Gasol, will be the top 2 options. And when Gasol slows down, it will be Bynum's team.


I would love to. I will follow the logic that being a Pau fan i only care about him, so if Bynum developes into what you think he will be, then it's fine with me. Pau has proved he is the best 2nd option in the league, so it could mean more rings for him. It's just i think he, like Pau, lacks of that killer instinct that the ones as Bird, Kobe, Jordan, etc... had. Gasol didn't signed to be 1st option of this team in the future unless something "tragic" happens like career end injuries or things like that and nobody wants that S. He is the second one now for Kobe and in case Kobe left or retired before, when Bynum became the franchise player, if happens.

Actually I think Kobe is taken more for granted than Pau is. And on top of that I think Bynum has been the source of more criticism than anyone not named Derek Fisher or Jordan Farmar (and Luke, but that's a given).

I understand what you are saying and I can see why you are frustrated that Pau doesn't seem to get the appreciation that Bynum does when the two perform similarly.

But you have to understand, these things have become common place for Pau. They are expected. Bynum is still 22 years old and when he performs to the level that Pau does it means great things for the future of the franchise and for the team as a whole.


My frustrations with Drew have nothing to do with Pau, except that you can see how Pau with less can do more.

I agree with Kobe. But everybody get used to the good things very quickly.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby Weezy on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:54 pm

Drew's fans are Laker fans, so you're pretty much just arguing against them. And to be honest, you ARE coming off as if being a Pau fan means disliking Drew. As if your mad he's taking touches away from Pau, or people even suggesting he could be a franchise player, when really who cares as long as we're winning? Unless of course you're a Pau first fan, in which case you're no different than the so called Drew fans. No Laker fans here are hating on Pau, and if some take him for granted who cares, real fans know his importance. I really don't get the Bynum hate though still, and the claims you've made about him with no proof, and I certainly haven't seen many here giviing him a pass for really bad games. If some have though it's probably because he's still young, he's not going to be getting a pass for immaturity in a few more years fom anyone. Also, I've been called a Kobe fanboy myself before, but who cares if it's not true? I'm not and I know it, I don't care if Kobe doesn't score a point as long as the Lakers win.
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Re: ANDREW BYNUM APPRECIATION THREAD

Postby therealdeal on Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:15 pm

To be honest it sounds like you're jealous that Pau doesn't get the appreciation for the things he does. Especially when Bynum does something similar (or even a little less) and he gets a lot of praise from fans around here.

Again, you need to realize that Bynum is a 22 year old kid. If he can do the things that Pau can (an accomplished, world-wide star player), then he deserves some damn praise. If he can match or come close to Pau's production at his age, then things are looking great for the franchise.

Instead of being sour about the attention he gets, be happy that with his success comes the team's success.
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