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    Conrad Brunner says Bender has grown to 7'1" and 240 lbs. That is JO size. He could be unbelievable.


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    Whatever. Getting bigger doesn't mean a thing. Once he starts producing on the court, then can I be excited.
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    Ho hum. Probably another way to get hurt.
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    Am I the only one skeptical of a mid 20's yr old man growing an inch in height? That has to be well past any normal growth periods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bball
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    Am I the only one skeptical of a mid 20's yr old man growing an inch in height? That has to be well past any normal growth periods.

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    Another inch of uselessness.

    Congrats on that.
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    Uh, the weight is the key here, people; I don't know why so many of you are focusing on just the height; probably because you're used to blowing Bender off at this point as a nobody. It's a shame.

    I think his gaining 20 pounds is terrific.

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    We've been told before that he's been up to 230 lbs, but he was 219 last season. So the key is, can he keep his weight up at 240 once training camp begins?

    And more importantly, is Bruno reading the scale at 233 and rounding it up to 240?
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    I am shocked by the level of skepticism and cynicism when it comes to Bender.

    Oh well, I suppose I am going to add to it.

    There is nothing more overrated than height and weight. hat means nothing to me. Let's se him on the court, which I am by the way very excited about.



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    He's going to revolutionize the buffet industry

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    Well, UB - height and weight will certainly help him a little more down low...that is, if Rick decides to play him there.

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    Yeah, that's my question. From what I've seen of Bender he has a perimeter oriented game based on jumpshooting and driving to the basket. I can understand how added weight would help if his game were all about back to the basket post play, but it doesn't seem like it is. Do the Pacers want him to play inside more? The weight would definitely help with that, but it could also slow him down if he's still playing on the perimeter.

    Defensively however, I think the added weight can only help him.

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    Ah ye of little faith.

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    What does Kevin Garnett weigh and measure at?

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    Both HoopsHype and ESPN list him at 6'11". One says 220 lbs the othe says 237.



    I'd say about 160
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    I don't really care to much about the height.

    But the weight, that is awesome. If he can keep it up of course. This may help with all of his injury problems and also may allow him to play PF and maybe some C.

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    What does Kevin Garnett weigh and measure at?
    Why? Do the words "Kevin Garnett" and Jon Bender" deserve to be spoken in the same sentence for some reason?
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    Whatever. Getting bigger doesn't mean a thing. Once he starts producing on the court, then can I be excited.



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    I am shocked by the level of skepticism and cynicism when it comes to Bender.

    Skepticism? I'm very confident that he can continue to average 7 pts and 3 rebounds/game.

    I entirely believe what I've seen. Not Skeptical about it at all. I very much doubt that it's a fluke.
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    What does Kevin Garnett weigh and measure at?
    Why? Do the words "Kevin Garnett" and Jon Bender" deserve to be spoken in the same sentence for some reason?

    But they weren't... except by you.
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    What does Kevin Garnett weigh and measure at?
    Why? Do the words "Kevin Garnett" and Jon Bender" deserve to be spoken in the same sentence for some reason?

    You'll have to ask Geezer about that......

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    You think he is on some steroids or HGH or something? thats just not normal

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    So, this kinda kills that "Bender as a SG" right?
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    I hope so.

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    I am shocked by the level of skepticism and cynicism when it comes to Bender.
    Skepticism? I'm very confident that he can continue to average 7 pts and 3 rebounds/game.

    I entirely believe what I've seen. Not Skeptical about it at all. I very much doubt that it's a fluke.
    I seem to recall you saying that Bender could become an impact player if he gave up on the perimeter player idea and focused on working the paint.

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