Bynum Discussion

Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby lakerfan2 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:06 pm

If Phoenix goes after Bynum and is planning to make the playoffs, I would suggest to trade Pau for Okafor + one of their 4 1st round picks (preferably theirs).
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby revgen on Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:52 pm

I don't think the Suns need another big body if they acquire Bynum. Plumlee, Frye, and the Morris brothers will probably be enough.

If they take Pau and offer picks, great. But I suspect they may try to shop Okafor's expiring contract for a wing player.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby revgen on Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:26 pm

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Story going online now: ESPN sources say Suns G Eric Bledsoe out indefinitely after team determines Bledsoe needs surgery on right knee


Hmm...looks like Bledsoe's injury is pretty serious. This will put their playoff push in jeopardy.

They're basically in a similar situation the Clippers are in. I'm not sure Bynum can really help them in their current state.
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Bulls Release Andrew Bynum, Clippers Leaning Toward Not Purs

Postby Kobe8Fan on Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:38 pm

Bulls Release Andrew Bynum, Clippers Leaning Toward Not Pursuing

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The Chicago Bulls have waived Andrew Bynum, according to CBS Sports' Ken Berger.

Bynum was acquired in a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a deal involving Luol Deng.

Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Los Angeles Clippers are not expected to pursue Bynum due to the issues arising from his time with the Cavaliers.

The Miami Heat will reportedly express interest in Bynum.


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Andrew Bynum Receives Interest From At Least 8 Teams

Postby Kobe8Fan on Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:39 pm

Andrew Bynum Receives Interest From At Least 8 Teams

I'm told 8 teams are interested in signing A Bynum, most notably Heat & Clips. Playing time, contender status & $ all factors in decision.


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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby ThizGuy83 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:00 pm

revgen wrote:I don't think Brooklyn qualifies for "contender" status.

Also, if Miami really wanted Bynum, they would have waived Oden, Beasley, or Mason Jr today if that's what they wanted to do.

every team on the east is contender status... That under .500 winning record will get a team a first round home court advantage
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby revgen on Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:01 pm

ThizGuy83 wrote:
revgen wrote:I don't think Brooklyn qualifies for "contender" status.

Also, if Miami really wanted Bynum, they would have waived Oden, Beasley, or Mason Jr today if that's what they wanted to do.

every team on the east is contender status... That under .500 winning record will get a team a first round home court advantage


None of those teams have a shot of contending against Miami or Indiana.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby Kobe8Fan on Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:38 pm

Clippers Increase Internal Discussions About Signing Andrew Bynum

Brad Turner ‏@BA_Turner 2h

Clippers have gone back and forth on Andrew Bynum, but word is Clippers have had more internal discussions about Bynum and are interested


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Clippers would have to waive a player before they can sign Bynum. Bynum cleared waivers after he was released by Chicago.


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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby revgen on Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:07 pm

First Turner claims that the Clippers are leaning away from signing Bynum. Now they're leaning towards signing him. What's the deal here?
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Re: Andrew Bynum Receives Interest From At Least 8 Teams

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:41 pm

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Andrew Bynum Receives Interest From At Least 8 Teams

I'm told 8 teams are interested in signing A Bynum, most notably Heat & Clips. Playing time, contender status & $ all factors in decision.


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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby revgen on Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:50 pm

According to JA Adande,

1) Neither Bynum nor the Clippers are interested in each other.

2) He says that the Rockets are interested in him if they can get rid of Asik. They want him to back up Dwight.

3) Adande mentions that the Pacers are interested too, but only to keep Miami or other contenders from picking him up.

He talks about Bynum at the 22:00 mark.

http://espn.go.com/espnradio/losangeles/play?id=10274475
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby Doc Brown on Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:30 pm

I never thought about the Pacers being involved. That would actually be a nice fit for him. Fits their offense, but probably not their culture.

It would definitely be a gamble, but being able to put Bynum/Hibbert on the court for a full 48 would put some serious pressure on teams.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby revgen on Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:44 pm

The Pacers are pretty good defensively when Mahinmi comes in off the bench. He's quick, athletic, and rotates well on defense. But he's also somewhat of an offensive liability. With Bynum and Granger, they could have a nice inside/out combo to bring off the bench.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby revgen on Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:07 am

### Though ESPN continues to mention the Heat as a contender for center Andrew Bynum, his agent said Wednesday night that Miami has shown no interest in signing him. The Heat remains confident that Greg Oden will help them at some point.


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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby KB24 on Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:39 am

How far he has fallen...

going from one of the most coveted players to one most teams wouldn't touch with a cancer pole. Bad luck and immaturity will cost him 100 Mio. if not more.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby FabFourLakers on Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:28 am

I would love to see Bynum go to either Brooklyn (lots of minutes) or Indiana (just so the HEAT don't get him). And the darkhorse teams to get him? Atlanta or Portland.

Of course, I would also welcome Bynum back to the Lakers...
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby revgen on Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:27 am

I think the Pacers are one possibility. I've also heard Houston could be in the mix.


http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2014/01/will_chris_grant_make_another.html

Interesting. That's the 2nd reporter who has mentioned those two teams.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby revgen on Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:21 am

Andrew Bynum was not the first bad boy in the league and won't be the last

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Latrell Sprewell, right, was suspended for 68 games after choking his coach, P.J. Carlesimo of Golden State in 1997. He was later traded to the Knicks. (AP)

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Last week's trade for Luol Deng ended the Cavaliers' brief relationship with Andrew Bynum. Clearly, it did not end on a good note, but Bynum is not the first NBA player to cross management.

By Mary Schmitt Boyer, The Plain Dealer

While the Cavs suspended Bynum one game on Dec. 28 for conduct detrimental to the team and then excused him from all team activities after some disruptive behavior at practice, he wasn't even the only player to cross management this year.

Denver's Andre Miller, the former Cavalier, went off on coach Brian Shaw near the end of a game against Philadelphia on Jan. 1 when he didn't play -- the first DNP-CD (did not play-coach's decision) of Miller's 15-year career. The team initially suspended Miller for two games but changed that to a leave and is reportedly trying to trade him.

It's still not entirely clear what Bynum did here. But at least he never choked his coach, as Golden State's Latrell Sprewell did to P.J. Carlesimo in 1997. NBA Commissioner David Stern suspended Sprewell for 82 games but an arbitrator reduced that to 68 games. Sprewell eventually was traded to the New York Knicks and played another seven years in New York and Minnesota.

At least Bynum never threw a towel in the face of his coach, like Phoenix's Robert Horry did to Danny Ainge in 1997. A few days later Horry was traded to the Lakers. That'll teach him. He played 12 more seasons with the Lakers and San Antonio Spurs and won five more NBA championships.

At least he never brought a gun into the locker room, like Washington's Gilbert Arenas did in 2010.

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Washington's Gilbert Arenas was suspended for 50 games in 2010 for bringing a gun into the locker room.

If that wasn't bad enough, after news broke of the locker room incident between Arenas and armed teammate Javaris Crittenton, Arenas was photographed jokingly pointing his index fingers at teammates in a pre-game huddle, which incensed Stern. The commissioner suspended Arenas 50 games, and Crittenton 38 games. But Arenas eventually was traded to Orlando and he played two more seasons with the Magic and Memphis Grizzlies.

Sometimes a guy just doesn't fit.

Jamaal Tinsley lost his starting spot in the Indiana Pacers' lineup to T.J. Ford in the 2008-09 season and was basically sent home by president of basketball operations Larry Bird until the Pacers could work out a trade. He filed a grievance and was eventually waived in July, 2009. He played four more seasons with Memphis and Utah.

Basically the same thing happened to Tim Thomas in Chicago in 2005-06.

Sometimes, it's more than one guy.

Lots of people remember the Detroit Pistons' revolt against coach John Kuester, a former Cavs assistant, in 2011. A number of players, including Rip Hamilton and Chris Wilcox, skipped the team's shootaround before a game against Philadelphia. Kuester later played only the players who took part in the full shootaround -- Charlie Villanueva, Jason Maxiell, Will Bynum, Ben Gordon, Greg Monroe and DaJuan Summers. When Kuester got two technicals and was ejected, Tracy McGrady reportedly laughed on the bench.

In 2000, the Denver Nuggets boycotted a practice entirely when an unhappy coach Dan Issel scheduled it for 11 a.m. after the team plane arrived home at 3 a.m.


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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby revgen on Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:33 pm

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Andrew Bynum latest: Hear Clips leaning away from idea of signing Bynum for now AND that Indy is among teams to express exploratory interest


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Pacers, I'm told, have NOT made a formal offer to Andrew Bynum. But they were among original eight teams to call Bynum's camp this week


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Sense is Pacers' interest here is more about keeping Bynum away from Miami than actually bringing Bynum in to test their treasured chemistry
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby revgen on Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:48 pm

Sources: Blazers have not inquired about free agent Andrew Bynum

The Portland Trail Blazers could use an extra big man on their bench, but if they did decide to make a play for one between now and the trade deadline, it won’t be for center Andrew Bynum.

CSNNW.com was informed by a well-placed league source that Portland is not one of the reported eight teams interested in Bynum. Another source backed it up saying, “Portland has not inquired” about the services of the 7-foot free agent Bynum.

This revelation isn’t much of a surprise.

There are a couple of reasons why Portland opted not to take such a risk: the concern regarding Bynum’s character and how he would fit inside a locker room that has gelled seamlessly, had to have been a huge road block.

The other obstacle is Portland is already carrying 15, the maximum amount of players allowed on a roster. If they were thinking of adding a player such as Bynum, someone would have to be released.

And being that every Trail Blazer on the roster has a guaranteed contract for this season, if Portland did decided to waive a player to make room for a free agent, they would have to eat the contract of that released player.

Cleveland traded Bynum, 26, to Chicago for Luol Deng earlier this month. The next day Chicago waived the big man right before the other half of his $12 million would have been guaranteed.

The source said Bynum “has not given up on basketball” and is “determined to prove everyone wrong.”

Bynum’s talent will get him another shot. It just won’t be in Portland, we’re told.


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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:17 am

he should go to China or Italy or Spain... see the World
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby revgen on Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:21 pm

Interesting. No wonder why Bynum wants to be with a contender. He can't stand playing with a bunch of kids. Even Deng is starting to get annoyed and he was only there for a week.

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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby LTLakerFan on Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:14 pm

I read in the Times a couple days ago in an article on Potato coming back for 1st time tonight, a quote from Earl Clark saying Brown's practices now with Cleveland are beyond even what he was putting players through here when he was known as "All Day Every Day". No wonder the kids are depressed. :man10:
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby revgen on Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:00 pm

@WindhorstESPN: The Pacers are planning to sign Andrew Bynum, sources told ESPN

@WindhorstESPN Indy Star first reported Bynum & Pacers were meeting tonight. There is no deal in place as of yet but talks are serious, sources said.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby Battle Tested20 on Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:04 pm

Just glad the Heat didn't get him
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