“It’s a terrible situation internally with our team but it’s something we’ve got to get over,” Kyrie Irving said. “It’s coach’s decision, it came from the management, that’s kind of where it stays, with management. … We need him out there. He is a dominant force for our team and it’s hard. You lose a teammate, but with this situation it gives everybody else a chance to step up. That’s kind of how we look at the situation. He’s going to be missed but you’ve got to still play games so that’s what it’s about.”
Bynum’s career has had its share of controversies, including reports that he does not like basketball. In spite of this, Jarrett Jack didn’t see signs of distaste for the game. “I’ve never gotten that vibe from him,” Jack said. “Just watching him over the course of the season, tremendous work ethic, trying to work himself back into game shape, always in the weight room working on his game by himself. That was kind of the mark for me, was him just showing he wanted to be here, wanted to be back, and get back to as close to the playing shape he used to be in that everybody was used to when he was playing with the Lakers.”
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I’m reluctant to judge ABynum’s bball intent. He is a man of many interests and has a life outside of bb, but he does like to compete.
John3:16 wrote:Does he love basketball like Kobe does? No. Who does?
Does he not care? C'mon, the guy is competitive and improved too much to suggest otherwise.
Healthy Bynum >> Howard
I believe Andrew has always had the potential to help a team when he puts his heart into it. He just doesn't seem to be consistent with his commitment to the game. That can lead to alot of frustration for any team that has signed him.
When I worked with Andrew I found him to be bright & hardworking but I think he got bored with the repetitive nature of working on basketball fundamentals day in and day out... but they are the keys to long term success.
In my opinion Andrew is the type of person who walks to the beat of "a different drummer". So we won't know the facts until Andrew decides to tell us what actually is the issue and shares his thoughts. @KAJ33
NBA sources say Bynum is not up for playing for a 10-19 team on a contract that’s not fully guaranteed and wants out, hopefully catching on with a contender.
The Cavaliers were supposed to be a contender, but Saturday they displayed why they aren’t.
Clarification re Andrew Bynum. He was suspended for game yesterday in Boston. Suspension now over but he's excused from all team activities
Basically Bynum gets docked one game check ($111K) & is now away from Cavs until he's traded or released, which could be as late as July
M.S. Boyer/J. Valade @PDcavsinsider 20h
NBA source says obviously disinterested Bynum jacked up wild shots at practice on Friday, angering coaches and teammates, didn't cuss Brown
revgen wrote:There has to be more than that to warrant a suspension.
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