NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    I'd be more concerend with deng's overall health. I think he is a good fit and cavs could use another ball handler.
     


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    Haha, The Cavs pay the Bulls to take Bynum off their hands. He was at best a throw-in. It's sad that he's wasting his phenomenal talent.
     


  3. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    That was an unexpected trade.

    I'm not sure what the Bulls plans are at this point. I think their confidence in Rose is dwindling by the minute, only way this trade works for them is if Bynum wakes up and actually play to his capabilities but that seems really doubtful at this time.



    Next up Andre Miller. Not really sure where he'll end up but I am not sure he'll find a happy place anywhere anymore since the league is PG heavy these days and his old ass will not get the playing time he feels he deserve. Dude seems more concerned about his games played streaks too, like that time he got suspended or something and ended his streak and dude was just mad at the world for it. :lol:
     


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    diadem Senior member

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    Quote:The Bulls have no plans to play Bynum for a single minute. They will waive him by the end of today and shave some salary off their books.
     
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  5. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Crazy but this dude might actually end up in Miami once he clears waivers since they are desperate for a big and honestly, even if he gets paid very little there, it might just motivate him enough to play again.

    It feels like that just further rewards his laziness and immaturity though if Miami pursues him and gets another chip because of it.
     


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    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    I had Bynum on my fantasy team this year, and ended up watching him a lot when I had a chance with League Pass.

    he only really played about 20min/game, and was remarkably efficient (he'd have a lot of 15pt 10rb 2blk games) - when he actually got passed to. It was really sad to see - bynum would set up down low and just be ignored by irving/cavs guards even after bynum would score 3 buckets in a row. I cooled on kyrie being a dominant guard this year, he just doesn't know how to run an offense and is frankly a ball hog. even monte ellis will give it up to a dominant big man when he sees an advantage.

    bynum is a legitimate 7ft guy, (not like a dwight howard who's 6'9" but lists his heigh with shoes) - when he goes against other centers he's just so much bigger/taller than them. If he gets to the heat he'll be a beast (because lebron can get the ball to him).

    the other funny thing about fantasy? not really knowing your players at all. I finally saw a suns game (i have Green and Plumlee) and was surprised to see that Miles Plumlee was actually caucasian. :happy:
     
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  7. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    It's really all about his attitude though, I mean the team suspended him because of "conduct detrimental to the team" which is nothing new to Bynum.

    He did go 0-11 against Detroit last I saw him play. I think he played like 20-30 minutes in that game too.
     


  8. foodguy

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    bynum was a huge disappointment in la. he showed flashes of becoming a truly dominant big man. in fact, i remember thinking that losing him, gaining howard might be a downgrade ... howard's a beast, but in many ways bynum was more fundamentally sound (physically, not mentally, obviously).
     


  9. edmorel

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    Bynum is a big time talent, healthy he can dominate any frontline in the league. Now whether he wants to play s a whole different story. ESPN claims that the frontrunners to get him once he clears waivers are Clippers, Knicks and I forgot the third team. I think with Doc and with no definitive go to man on the Clips, Bynum would really excel. If anyone can light a fire under his ass, it would be Doc. That being said, I would love to see him on the Knicks. We would only need him for 15 min a game or so and his rebounding alone is worth a couple million a year.
     


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    A healthy Bynum that wants to play would make Howard look like Pervis Ellison. Howard would not know how to defend Bynum's low post moves because in this day and age, he has never had to face anyone with a low post game. Bynum's height, bulk and skill would be too much for him
     


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    Also, a low cost gamble with his non guaranteed contract. He sucks or steps out of line, you can drop his ass
     


  12. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Man, I remember when it was Bynums rookie or soph year and he blocked Howard on one end and then made a post move on him on the other and the media was going nuts and started saying Bynum was going to be the next great big man. I think that's when his head started to grow and grow.

    Clips could really use him but at this point, I am not sure why he would choose them over the Heat unless the Clips offer was much, much higher.
     


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    The Heat could end up with Bynum and Oden!
     


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    i remember his first game, he blocked shaq's first shot. next trip down, shaq just flattened him. howard is a weird case and maybe even more frustrating than bynum. in a lot of ways, offensively, he is a bigger amare, but one who is convinced he's kareem. he's got no back-to-the-basket moves, but won't pnr unless he's forced. of course, he's a monster defender. can't take that away. one thing with bynum, he'd never played ball until like his senior year in high school. he made up tremendous ground. but i don't think he had that athlete's mentality that would spend a couple hours a day practicing over and over again the footwork for an up-and-under. he just wasn't that interested. he had tremendous physical ability, but the combination of that, the early praise, and having guaranteed big bucks, he just wasn't interested in the donkey work it would take to get to the next level consistently. ETA: found the video! (godbless youtube). had forgotten shaq's first monster dunk. [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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    RFX45 Senior member

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    I wouldn't even call Howard a bigger Amare, Amare had a bit of a mid range J, Howard can't shoot a jumpshot to save his life.
     


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