Bynum was pretty worthless vs Hibbert if I remember when Cavs played. Bynum would pretty much be a worse defensively noted crippled center than Oden. Oden was more known for his defense, but hasn't played since 2009. Bynum could make Hibbert work defensively though, but I'd rather them have Bynum with the ball than LeBron or Wade.
"It's just unfortunate that we've been penalized so much this year and nothing has happened to the Pistons, the Palace or the city of Detroit," he said. "It's almost like it's always our fault. The league knows it. They should be ashamed of themselves to let the security be as lax as it is around here."
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About Bynum suspension, league source tells Yahoo: "He doesn't want to play basketball anymore. He never liked it that much in first place.
"Just look at the flowers ........ BANG"
I'm sure he doesn't. But he does want to collect that other $6 million, and I sincerely doubt he'd quit less than 2 weeks shy of getting it.
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Did you watch the Heat game in INDY? Roy was in the pick and roll. Roy is quick enough to dig into the lane with other defenders guarding him, how much more than with a slob like Bynum? And honestly the only jumpers Roy gets is when West is the roll man and Roy is stretched on the baseline.
Bynum is so slow he would make Roy look like Amare in his prime.
Nuntius was right for a while. I was wrong for a while. But ultimately I was right and Frank Vogel has been let go.
"A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, thatís teamwork."
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what else are they gonna say and all, but still
Never a good thing when your franchise cornerstone is talking about how your team's in a terrible situation internally.“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.”
“He’s going to be missed,” said Irving. “But he has a few things he needs to address for himself before he comes back to the team and that’s where it stands.”
I read somewhere that if the Nets made a straight Pierce-for-Bynum swap, they'd save a staggering $45 million after waiving Bynum before the second half of this year's salary becomes guaranteed.
Even for a gazillionaire, that has to be a tempting trade.
Please dont let the Heat sign Bynum for free!!
I wonder if San Antonio is thinking about getting him.
I think Bynum would cause Hibbert alot of troubles in a playoff series with Miami. They could just instruct him to body up Hibbert on both ends of the floor and keep him from recovering to challenge most of Miami's drives to the basket. Miami could use him just like Birdman last year, dump it off on a drive and get the easy dunk.
You can't get champagne from a garden hose.
1 - Expect Bynum to miraculously regain his love for basketball once he gets away from this messy Cavs situation. He has an end game here.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) December 28, 2013
2 - Cavs' big mistake was including a Jan. 7 opt-out deadline for them to guarantee rest of Bynum's deal this year. Gave him an out.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) December 28, 2013
3 - From what I hear, Bynum wants to end up with Heat or Clips. But he'd have to be released + Cavs want to trade him (see @WindhorstESPN).— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) December 28, 2013
4 - Also hearing he'd consider Boston - Celts have expirings/assets to get him (if they wanted him). His ideal teams are Miami/Clips though.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) December 28, 2013
5 - No team will trade for Bynum and spend 6 mill if he doesn't want to play there. He's playing this perfectly. Depressing but true.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) December 28, 2013