I heard that but then I thought it was deemed to be a rumor.
I heard that but then I thought it was deemed to be a rumor.
I read a lot of posts about David West's control of the locker room. Have never heard that from any of the players. West says Frank sets the tone for the team in practice, locker room and game. Wonder who I believe?? I would like to believe David is the wise old pro that the guys listen to and want to be like. But, I also believe Frank is the one who determines who plays and how long. Bynum's first job is to show Vogel and the coaching staff he can fit in and learn this system. Otherwise, I doubt the rest of the team ever have a need or chance to "control" him. I also agree that this is a really fun team to follow with some great guys on it.
I think people just get the general impression that he doesn't care. That and his on court actions people remember the most are 1) Flagarent foul on Barea 2) Taking an ill advised 3 3) More positively, getting a dunk on Shaq after he dunked on him and then almost getting into a fight 4) Not being on the court in the first place. His role as part of the Kobe/Pau championship teams get overshadowed by those stuff.
I still can't wrap my head around the fact that we have Andrew Bynum, Luis Scola, and Danny Granger coming off our BENCH. If someone would have told you two years ago that this would be the Pacers 2014 bench, you would have laughed in their face. Granted, Bynum and Granger missed last year because of injury and aren't what they used to be, but still.......
This is the type of move that you make when you're going for a championship. For as great as we've been this season, we haven't eliminated Miami yet. A low risk/high reward move like this is exactly what you do when you're trying to get over that hump. When Bird took over last summer, he wasn't going to be satisfied until he exhausted every possible option to give us a championship in 2014.
So is the coach wife thing baseless or does it have traction?
My guess is there might really be truth to it or they didn't want it to spread like wildfire like the Delonte story did(even though ESPN never acknowledged it) but that was because it involved LeBron they might've if it was Bynum.
We as Pacers fans haven't been able to say it for awhile but with one hundred % conviction.
this season is BANNER or bust. wasn't long ago we were just hoping for an 8th seed.
after reading all the chatter about how dysfunctional the cavs are, more and more I get the feeling Bynum just wants to win. I cant remember any locker room issues while w the lakers, it was mainly knee issues. hell anyone can bump heads w kobe. reference shaq, and d12.
philly?? bad team as well.
bottom line is this: we needed a third big. and if I had my preference b/t Oden or Bynum,,, I would go Bynum. win a Title this season and I could see this team bringing back everyone that has bought into the program.
I remember Jarred Jack saying Bynum was working hard everyday, doing what the training staff told him and that he was making good progress. That is what Jack had to say just when the Cavs released him, opposite of what other reports said. We all know the Cavs are a mess.
He's a Pacer now so I'll be rooting hard for it to work out.
"Just look at the flowers ........ BANG"
True but they never did that with the Delonte story though which involved a far bigger star. Plus its a sports gossip website it posts a ton of stuff about teams/coaches etc and no team has ever asked them to remove any of the content as far as I can recall which is why this stood out.
Regardless we'll never know so until proven otherwise its not legit.
If our team is so weak mentally that one man (who could be sent home at the drop of a dime without Larry batting an eye) could disrupt our chemistry indefinitely then we are much further from a championship level TEAM than we thought... No worries mon!
Nothing in life worth having comes easy.
I think I read something about the supposed "coach's wife" story didn't have much to stand on cause the "supposed coach" isn't even married.
Spoelstra on Pacers signing Bynum: "We're just focused on us right now... He fits their style, as far as being big & physical in the paint."— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) February 2, 2014
"George's athleticism is bananas!" - Marc J. Spears
Yes I find any of those scenarios as possible. They have happened before. I chose not to think everything is iron clad. If chemistry and play can strengthen if a player is added... Why is it so dismissed that if a player is added the chemistry and play can be hurt?
Last edited by Major Cold; 02-01-2014 at 08:14 PM.
I don't wanna equate us to the cheatriots level and its a team I just despise but I use it as an analogy because when a team has solid ownership and a vet or two with leadership a solid organization can get away w these types of moves.
alas rasheed Wallace w pistons back n day as well. I always despised how the cheatriots would pickup has beens or guys w bad issues and it more often than not benefit them (corey Dillon, randy moss, aquib talib, so on so forth) and if dudes stepped out of line (haynesworth, ochocinco) they toss em to the curb.
pacers cant play it like big market teams and go over the cap to improve. we got to find ways to improve by finding players that are written off and that can come in at a minimal risk.
we may disagree on the risk part... but this team needed a 3rd big and with our cap situation it was not gonna happen via trade. at least finding a viable option.
put simply. if Bynum steps out of line Bird wont hesitate to send him his walking papers. he did it with tinsley at 6M per. he aint gonna think twice if bynum doesn't get with the program.
the upside is bynum wants to win and wants to contribute and that will be huge for our 2nd unit. I like what mahinmi has given recently but we just found a former all star on the cheap. sure it aint bynum from the lakers but we don't really need him to be either.
im sorry... but the game he played vs the bulls where he dominated noah is valid reason to roll the dice.