Bynum Discussion

Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby revgen on Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:07 am

Bynum took 6 weeks to watch all of his potential suitors. And for good reason. When every team is offering vet min for your services, it makes sense to watch each team and see how you fit in.

The league right now is dominated by fast-pace teams. None of whom Bynum really fits into.

This is a copycat league. If the slow-it-down smash-mouth Pacers win a championship, teams will try to emulate that style. And when teams try to copy another team's style, they will look to find players to fit.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby LAKEROC on Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:51 pm

^ Wish we could have somehow convinced Hennigan to have given up their 2014 #1 pick as wel as Dwightl, when we dealt Bynum to Philly. We'd potentially be looking at the #1 and #2 picks in the NBA draft. I know the Colts a long time ago, had picks #1 and #2 in a draft, but has it ever happened in the NBA, a team has been lucky enough to have the first 2 picks in the NBA draft?
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby revgen on Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:24 pm

There is no way Orlando gives up their draft picks. A rebuilding team doesn't give up their picks to anybody.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:06 am

lukewaltonsdad wrote:Good for Bynum...he'll do well. That positive environment will do wonders for him. Best of luck, Bynum...rooting for you...
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby D.B. Cooper on Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:43 pm

So Indiana signed him to keep him away from the Heat. When they asked him if he was working out he said no. :man11: This guy is not into Basketball anymore.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby LTLakerFan on Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:55 pm

When who asked him when, that he said that? I would have believed that he got heavier and out of shape real quick from not working out when Cleveland made it clear he was gone. But he hasn't played a minute yet that I've seen for Indiana, has he, and how hard would that be to do to just work his way back into playing condition in time for the post season. Have been meaning to come here and ask, "WTF ….. over?"
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby kenzo on Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:44 am

Apparently his still out of shape, training with Pacers staff. What's good for Cle isn't good for Indy i guess, higher standards are good thing :man12:
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby Doc Brown on Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:50 am

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Andrew Bynum is still working to improve his conditioning and Thursday he participated in some three-on-three drills. Bynum might be available for game action soon, although head coach Frank Vogel doesn't know when that might happen.

"The goal is to get him to the point where he's able to play every night," Vogel told The Indianapolis Star. "We don't want him to play one game and sit three games."

Bynum has been with the Pacers since Feb. 1 and he'll only have a minor role whenever his knees and conditioning are good enough to play.

"We know what we can expect from him when he's healthy and in shape. He's one of the best centers in the NBA," Vogel said. "We've seen flashes of that in practice that he's shown here."


I really hope the Pacers can whip him into shape by the time the playoffs start. 15 minutes a night with a relatively healthy (For him) in shape Bynum is a huge plus.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby revgen on Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:41 pm

He's in shape. They just don't want his knee to die on them when the games actually count. They didn't pay him $1 million to play regular season games anyway. They'll probably give him a month of regular season action to get him ready for the playoffs.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby trodgers on Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:21 pm

Well, he's not in shape apparently. Indiana seems to think that they can get him to a place where he can play consistently and at a high level.

Fascinatingly this next bit has gone under the radar a bit.
http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2014/03/andrew-bynum-admits-launching-halfcourt-shots-cavs-practice/

Remember when Bynum did something awful in Cleveland? Here's what it was:

Also, Bynum raged against the shoot-first guards. During a practice, Bynum said that he launched a shot from midcourt, clearly out of the rhythm of the offensive play. Another day during a scrimmage, he did not like a call from assistant coach Phil Handy and mocked him as “a horrible referee.”

“Those are the two things I did,” Bynum says. “I did them on purpose because it was over there for me.”


BTW, I laugh reading that. I love Bynum.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby Rooscooter on Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:17 pm

So..... What have we learned about Andrew?.... When he launches a 3 pointer it's over...... :man10:

I like the guy too. He's got a level of passion missing from the game a lot of times. Where that passion is directed some times can be the issue. Compare that with the self absorbed clown we trended him for.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby Barnstable on Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:43 am

Rooscooter wrote:So..... What have we learned about Andrew?.... When he launches a 3 pointer it's over...... :man10:

I like the guy too. He's got a level of passion missing from the game a lot of times. Where that passion is directed some times can be the issue. Compare that with the self absorbed clown we trended him for.

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its kind of a jerk move, but also kind of a sign he doesn't want to deal with the BS on the Calves
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby Basketball Fan on Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:06 am

I'm not expecting much but the Heat are gaining on us we have to snap this losing streak...

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Vogel: Andrew Bynum to play for Indiana Pacers Tuesday night

The Andrew Bynum era is about to begin in Indiana.

It’s really a subset of the Paul George/Roy Hibbert/David West era. And because it’s Bynum this era could be incredibly short. We’ve seen it before.

While Bynum himself had said he planned to return Friday — in Philadelphia, where he will be poorly received after his non-playing stint there —Pacers coach Frank Vogel up that timeline at shootaround Tuesday.


Pacers backup center Ian Mahinmi is sidelined with a bruised rib, so Bynum is forced into action a little earlier than expected.

Bynum will try to help the Pacers top a four game skid, one caused because they have gotten away from their defensive identity. In their last five games the Pacers have allowed 111.6 points per 100 possessions, 16 points higher than their season average.

When healthy and focused Bynum is an upgrade over Mahinmi — even in his stint in Cleveland Bynum scored at twice the pace of Mahinmi (15.1 points per 36 minutes for Bynum compared to 7.2 for Mahinmi). Also, Bynum can be a good defensive rim protector when engaged.

Ultimately Mahinmi and Bynum are polar opposites — Mahinmi has limited skill but is known for constant hustle and effort, Bynum has a lot of skill and ability but his effort is questioned as is his desire to play through knee pain. The Cleveland Cavaliers took a flier on Bynum at the start of the season and midway through decided what he brought was not worth $6 million for the second half of the season and shipped him out.

Bynum was a good gamble for Indiana, a $1 million risk that could pay off with a decent backup big man. If not, well, at least he doesn’t join the Heat.

Tonight we see the start of the Bynum era in Indiana, and we start to see if it can last.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby karacha on Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:43 pm

4/8/1 in 7 minutes already. If he can do this for Indiana, without playing too many minutes and putting a lot of stress on those knees... that would be awesome for him and the team.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby escobar8 on Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:20 pm

prety impresive debute...8p-10r in just 15min... :jam2:
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby revgen on Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:45 pm

Anybody notice how much better Scola plays with Bynum on the floor instead of Mahinmi?

That's part of the reason why they picked Bynum up. He fits well into the system they run there. So even if he has nights where he doesn't produce well individually, his presence still benefits his teammates.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby trodgers on Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:47 pm

Bittersweet. Love the guy, desperately want him healthy and back in P&G.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby Weezy on Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:51 pm

He looked pretty good for his first game back, I really hope he's a factor for them vs Miami in the playoffs and they can take them out.
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby XXIV on Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:29 pm

Indiana seems to be the right fit for him. Can't wait to see Bynum vs Oden in the playoffs. :man10:
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby The Rock on Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:50 am

Good for Drew. Keep building on these performances and remain humble
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby FabFourLakers on Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:30 pm

If Bynum can produce for the Pacers and allow them to play their style for 48 minutes, that might be the piece that gets them over the hump. I like that they took their time before throwing Bynum back out there. I think Indy is a good place for him. Hopefully they know by now that Mahinmi is basically obsolete with Bynum there and there should be no reason Mahinmi sees the floor from here on out. Bynum makes that second unit significantly better and I think they can knock Miami out if this continues. Bynum, Scola, Evan Turner and C.J. Watson off the bench is pretty darn solid.

He has looked good so far, but they need to keep him healthy but also get him in rhythm before the playoffs start.


Trodgers I'm with you, def bittersweet with Drew...hopefully we can get him back to LA but I doubt it with MDA as our coach. He'll most likely re-sign with Indy if they win it all...or if he produces for them in the palyoffs...either one
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby pound4pound1 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:38 pm

ESPN- After playing his 1st 2 games of season, Pacers C Andrew Bynum out Monday vs 76ers due to knee swelling
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby kenzo on Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:09 pm

He lasted longer than i predicted. We'll see how it goes from now on...
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby The Rock on Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:17 pm

Already?
https://twitter.com/BobCooney76/status/445672438563483648
Andrew Bynum is out tonight for Pacers. Coach Vogel said there's knee swelling and an MRI is scheduled. Sound familiar?
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Re: Bynum Discussion

Postby Doc Brown on Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:29 pm

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“I haven’t had that much fluid in there since like the (2010) Boston Finals in L.A.” -- Pacers' doctors are reviewing Bynum's MRI today.
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Andrew Bynum says he had his swollen knee drained - "This one is a little concerning for me because it caused a lot more fluid.”
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