76ers fans rejoice, we just got The Best 7' footer in the NBA...
Now here are my projected lineups...
Pg-J.Holiday - M.Wayns - R.Ivey
Sg-J.Richardson - N.Young
Sf-E.Turner - T.Young
Pf-S.Hawes - L.Allen - A.Moultrie
C-A.Bynum - K.Brown
The Sixers should start a twin tower lineup and put Hawes at Pf, Thad Young can come in and play Pf off the bench, and Lavoy Allen can play backup Pf when Thad slides to Sf while Turner rest
Nick Young is the spark off the bench ala Lou Williams...Jason Richardson spaces the floor for Bynum and Turner, Holiday and Hawes are very good outside shooters too, Bynum will have plenty of room to work on the block...Moultrie will be given a season to learn and by next year he'll be able to compete for a the starting Pf spot...
The Big 3 of Bynum, Turner and Holiday can become a very effective core going forward
Big Baby Howard is 7 feet tall....
Wow he is 6'11. My bad Legendary.
And I stand firm that Andrew Bynum will eventually overtake him as the # 1 Center in THE NBA, he has the potential to be the most dominate offensive player in the league if he stays healthy...Give Bynum 20 plus shot attempts a game and watch his PPG average soar, he could be a top 5 scorer next year in his 1st year with Philadelphia...
Did I need to mention that he's only 24 (he turns 25 in October) and that Howard is 27 and will be returning from a very serious back Injury...Dwight will be awesome when he's 100 % but I think Bynum will have passed him by then
@ nbanflguy...LOL at that picture...
The Celtics two worst enemies just got better. I think they are now a distant fourth in the power rankings behind the Lakers, Heat, and Thunder. ... with the rest of the teams in the league looking ahead to 2013-2014.
The Sixers get a great big man who, at times, looks better than even Dwight Howard. If he resigns there then they have their first star building block since Allen Iverson.
I am not sure we can pencil Philly into the ECF but I think they can at least get to the second round. If they can avoid the Heat for the first two rounds then there is a chance they can get to the Eastern Conference Finals. I don't think the Celtics have enough inside to contend with Bynum, Spencer Hawes, and even Arnett Moultrie.
I have no problems with people considering Howard a seven footer, but there's no way he's a legit seven foot. He's 6' 11" *at best*.
But I'm really liking the 76ers roster... Bynum finally gets his chance to be the guy. I don't think he'll disappoint.
Bynum is no doubt the 2nd best Center in the league but the gap between him and Howard are larger than most think. You will certainly notice the difference watching the Lakers. Dwight is way ahead of Bynum on the defensive end. He moves his feet much better and is a force as a shot blocker. Bynum scores a lot around the basket because of his size and strength that many teams can't contend with. I wouldn't say he is that much more skilled than Dwight on offense.
I don't think there is any chance that Bynum is top 5 in scoring next year and I will be pleasantly surprised if he averages over 20 a game. I would imagine his #'s stay pretty much the same in Philly because while he will get more looks they won't be as good as when he had Kobe getting all the defenses attention.
Plus look at the top scorers from last year. Durant, Lebron, Kobe, Love and Westbrook was the lowest at 23.6. I can't see Bynum reaching that at all. Then take into account Carmelo will have a better year as well. If he is top 10 scoring I would be impressed.
If Rondo didn't hit 2 three pointers we probally play the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals...
Add Bynum and put Turner and Holiday in bigger roles and this team sounds legit...Hawes, Moultrie, Allen and Thad Young(for mismatches) can play well enough inside to get The 76ers in the Eastern Conference Finals
I'll take Andrew Bynum over Lopez and the Nets, Chandler and the Knicks and Hibbert and the Pacers
Garnett in Boston and Bosh in Miami will not be able to stop Bynum either...although they will still score points
It will really depend on the long term success of Holiday and Turner, because if they even sniff their potential this 76ers team will be a contender...
There about one Iguodala away from being championship contenders.
No real issues with the original post...but using THE BIG THREE to describe Bynum / Turner / and Holiday kind of diflates the significance of the phrase just a bit. Not sure they quite stack up to Bird/ McHale / Parish.
He is going to get 20 shots a game , he shoots 50%, so that's 20 points of FG attempts, not to mention FT's and put backs...
Bynum is going to have a 20 and 10 season next year IMO...
id play big with hawes at the 4 as well collins had said earlier he was gonna play hawes at the 4 with kwame starting at 5 so y not stay with it and keep hawes at 4 with bynum also collins prefers using thad off the benhc but still giving him starter minutes id like too c turney play more pg this year with holiday at the 2
If this was an ESPN article they would say he's 7 feet tall. Anyone who's 6' 10" or 6' 11", they always give them the extra inches. Since when was KG 7 feet tall? They've been saying that ever since he got to Boston as far as I know
Bynum will get more shots that is true but he also is pretty immature and with Collins as his coach who isnt afraid to step on players toes, im unsure how Bynum will respond. Turner was good last season, but also inconsistent at times, he will have to fill a HUGE role left by Iggy and he can have a breakout season but still has a lot of improvements to make. Holiday is a good shooter and defender but needs to work more on his decision making skills as a point guard and learn how to control the tempo and look for other guys and set them up for easy shots. 76ers will be a good team next season dont get me wrong, but lets not completely sell them as being better then Miami who just won the championship and added ray allen and rashard lewis or the celtics who lost ray allen but replaced him with courtney lee and jason terry, garnett and bass are resigned and jeff green is coming back to help them out. Bynum gives the 76ers a lot but lets not forget they just lost their leading scorer ( lou williams ) and iggy was a huge piece to that young group and provided leadership, veteran presence and great perimeter defense. Bynum doesnt necessarily put them in a contending position. Thaddeus Young is a tweener and Spencer Hawes doesnt exactly stack up against the better forwards of the league. Nick Young is a chucker, Jason Richardson's best days are far behind him and Kwame Brown is well kwame brown.
I don't know if it will be a good thing if Bynum gets 20 touches a game, and not to mention that he will be come more inefficient because there's diminishing returns in taking volume shots. Plainly put, that's asking a lot of him, and he can't pass out of double teams well enough for him to be a first option like that. I think the 76ers would be better off in a balanced attack over forcing the ball to Bynum, forcing him to be a first option.
Being both a Laker fan and a Sixer fan. I was very happy. I felt like Bynum didn't go anywhere he's still on my favorite team. The Sixers really had a nice deal here. After all the centers we had ove the years. Shawn Bradley, Matt Geiger, Sam Dalembert etc they get a great center probably since Moses Malone played from the sixers. Kudos to all the fans of the Sixers and to the people of brotherly love
Kwame is huge off the bench, Bynum will allow Hawes to step out and stretch the floor, because Hawes has a really nice outside shot, the future of the 76ers will hinge on Bynum's ability to stay healthy, and the emergence of Evan Turner and Jrue Holliday. If they can both comtinue to improve and have breakout or even good seasons, than I really like their chances of being a darkhorse contender becauase they have the one thing Miami doesn't: Size. They also have the perfect compliementry pieces around those guys as they grow. I also expect Bynum to turn into a 26 and 11 offensive monster and dominate offensively the way we haven't seen a big do since Yao.
i agree with everything you said home boy
Not even going to mention Dorell Wright?? A lot of people think he's going to start at the 3
Was about to post this. Not sure what Collins' plans are for the 2/3 spots but we finally have guys that can stretch the floor. With Bynum inside, that only helps those guys. I have a hunch Turner will play the 3 and handle the ball when Holiday subs out.
I think Holiday is going to have a big year. He was a little inconsistent last year but when he goes, the team goes.
And Thad's days at the 3 are over. He didn't play there at all last year. Collins is pretty much dead set on him coming off the bench to provide energy to the second unit.