Is it me or is it seeming like the Lakers can win without Gasol? Remeber they were one of the best teams in the league b4 they got Gasol and b4 Bynum got hurt.I know its early but if Bynum keeps this up he will be a allstar starter. If you look at his numbers and the team he's on he's a mvp canidate NOW. That will change but he seems to be right behind Dwight as far as centers. Where are all the smart guys that compared him with Oden and D.Jordan? You guys need to delete your accounts cuz he's way better than both of them
Imagine Oden or Dwight being trained by such a legend...The guy can teach and Bynum proved he can learn.
question is can bynum stay healthy.. I doubt it..
not worried asbout bynums healt..he had a freak injury twice...now you worried about his health..if thats the case gotta worry aboutamare and alot of other players who have been injuried alot more..gotta worry about vince....im not worried bout bynum.he has more seasons uninjuried then injured...as far as the lakers winning without gasol yeah that can but i wont go so far as to say they can win the title without him..they will need him against a orlando and boston and the spurs in the playoffs
Oden is by far a better athletic specimen than Bynum, It took Bynum time and if Kareem worked with Oden in two years you would know what we all were talking about. Oden is better defensively in the post right now and once he works on his offense it will be a wrap. D. Jordan has the potential because he is athletic on the scale of Howard and Oden but he needs to work on his basketball IQ and be more consistent which will come with minutes and self improvement that I am sure he will make. They could but the thing is they have Gasol so why talk about what ifs when you have all the fire power. It is not like they will trade him just to make that point.
bynum is actually a better defender then hes given credit for and too mys uprise is ranked as the top center when all the stats and other stuff is added up so far this year http://www.hoopsstats.com/basketball/fantasy/nba/home....and since while oden gets better every year bynum is gonna get better every year also and bynum is only 3 months older then oden..i will given oden credit that hes a better shot blocker but hes not a better rebounder...i have no confidence in jordan because despite the work out hes claimed he did all summer word is that his work ethic still needs alot of work although its gotten better..i really see a gadzuric career aty this point or a lil better. he may prove me wrong but right now i dont think he will
Do you know Bynums history dating back to high school? If not then i understand....Hes an injury waiting to happen ever since his HS days... His Jr year of hs he went down and missed the year.. Came back his senior year and dominated. IM sure you have followed. Amidst the 2007–08 season, he suffered an injury on his left kneecap, and eventually missed the rest of the season and all of the playoffs. He made a successful return at the beginning of the 2008–09 season. In January 2009, however, he suffered another injury, this time to his right knee. He was able to come back before the playoffs started and was part of the Lakers squad that won the 2009 NBA Finals
Freak injury? HOw many knee injuries until its not a freak injury? i guess more than 3 knee injuries might do it for you? SO 1 more and you may agree with me...46 gms as a rook (ok new to lg understandable)... followed by 82 gms... GREAT... Followed by 35,50, and 6 gms??? FREAK INJURIES.. NAH man, KNEE ISSUES
+1. I had no idea about the injury he suffered in high school. I hope they're just freak injuries, but it doesn't look like it. It's definitely a concern. Quincey Hodges is just a biased Laker fan. Hopefully he can say healthy and reach his potential. The same goes for Greg Oden also.
it seems to me that Bynum is a wee bit taller than all other centers?
he just dunks it so easily on putbacks, doesn't even really gather himself
i think he's at least 7'1
im a bynum fan i hope for the best for him, but reality is reality...
didnt know his hs history and dont usually look it up cuz all the stuff happened in hs...that means him and oden and dajaun blair are looking foward to nothing but constat injuries there whole career if we plan on going by that
and no tezo even though im a lakers fan im not biased..when someone out plays the lakers im the first to call the lakers out or if a player out plays one of the laker si call them out..you on the other hand are very biased towards gordan..i say he can and should do more and you go crazy saying hes doing just what hes suppossed to do and hes worried about the vest and blah blah...last year i got all over bynum and other lakers..im always getting on lamar ..when have you ever said one negitive thing about gordan?
First, Oden didn't miss one game during his entire high school career. His first injury was the wrist injury he suffered in the McDonald's All-American game, if I'm not mistaken. Oden has only had two major injuries and the knee was the only one that kept him out an entire season.
You're being biased when you say the Lakers are one of the deepest teams in the league. I can see if you said their front court was one of the deepest in the league, but you said their entire team. Other than their strong five, they're not deep. They have solid role players who fit their system. The question was regarding the top three deepest teams in the league and the Lakers are not one of them.
Bynum has had two MAJOR knee injuries, but yet you say you're not concerned? This season, he's already missed games due to an elbow injury. How can you not be concerned about him being injury proned? That's because you're biased towards his future.
I'm somewhat biased towards Gordon because I know him personally, but I don't ignore his flaws. Last season, I consistently said that he needed to improve his mid-range game, point guard skills/play making ability and that he needed to rebound more. I think he's improved in all of those areas this season, but he obviously he can still get a lot better.
I've said this before about you... You don't comprehend well. Obviously, I think Gordon has the ability to take over in the fourth quarters and be the go-to player on his team. I thought this last year. However, he's young. It's normal for most 19-20 year olds, despite their abilities and their teams win/loss situation, to struggle demanding the ball from veteran offensive ball hogs with strong personalities. With that being said, he STILL has taken over quite a few games and took over fourth quarters in his young career. He's still learning. It won't be too much longer until the ball is in his hands instead of Baron Davis'.
nope im not concerned because with 2 major knee surgeries hes still dominateing and i dont sit around waiting for a player to get injuried..if it happens it happens..no one on here can predict the future so maybe it will happen maybe it wont..and oden doesnt have to miss a whole season to be injury prone hes been injured every year at one time or another since his jr year in highschool..and blair has also been injured with major major knee surgries...ee the people that think like ya'll are the same ones that past up blair...and gordan just doesnt have the killer intstinct..u put evans or jenning son that team and reguardless who the vets are if the vets arent steping up then those 2 guys will step up and they are proving it..redd and martin are better then davis yet (before they were hurt) both jennings and evens were tryna take over int he fourth quarters..ben gordan also was better then davis when he was wit the bulls yet rose would try to take over fourth quarters
http://dallasbasketballdotcom.yuku.com/topic/24341/t/Reviewing-the-Kaman... good artile on "injury prone"..as long as someone fully heals and doesnt get injuried alot with no help( meaning running down the court and get injured or coming down wrong not when someone hit you in a spot at a angle that most people would get hurt)...id also rather some one be hurt in highschool and miss a season then miss awhole season in the nba..im pretty sure if i looked it up id find other players who missed a season in highschool because of injury...on top of all that id take a so called injury prone bynum over any other young center or center int he nba not named d.howard