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#1 last stand 2.0

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Posted January 09, 2009 - 09:53 PM

has drew turned a corner

hes played about as good as you can expect the past couple weeks.

his jumper is nice i mean special

this guy is 5 or 6 years ahead of his time in all of the important offensive categories footwork, hands, aggression, touch

god i can't get over his jumper it just shows his unbelievable work ethic that he was able to develop a reliable jumper before he hit 22 and he didn't even have one to begin with

this guy is starting to look like what we thought he was in the beginning of this season about the same time he did last season.

if this jumper continues to fall our offense is deadly because you have 2 count them 2 7 footers that can post you up, rebound, block shots, and hit reliable jumpers on the floor at the same time.

i'm excited about the way bynum is playing offensively
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Posted January 09, 2009 - 10:33 PM

Maybe. It's a long season. Let's see some consistency. Are the Lakers bored? Are they even trying? Do they miss LO? Farmar? Luke? I need answers! :)

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Posted January 09, 2009 - 10:37 PM

im glad hes making his jumpers but i need to see more consistency then just 2 good games, hes missed a lot of jumpers before that, trust me, i know, i got him on 3 of my fantasy teams .... hopefully he can get his legs back which i saw on that one handed dunk he had today
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Posted January 09, 2009 - 10:47 PM

3 of your fantasy teams? How many do you have?

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Posted January 09, 2009 - 10:48 PM

You haven't seen anything yet.
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Posted January 09, 2009 - 10:50 PM

I believe he's on his way. Sometimes patience is the key.

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Posted January 09, 2009 - 10:51 PM

Step by step he's getting there.

I expect around March he'll be back where he was last year.

But 2 games in a row of nice offense. The defense was lax (but everyone's was so its hard to rag on Andrew for that tonight).

Still though, not ready to say he's turned a corner because I think with big men in the middle its a slow burn instead of some sudden turn towards better play.

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Posted January 09, 2009 - 10:53 PM

There was a stretch in late November/early December where Bynum had like 4 or 5 games averaging around 15-18 ppg and 10rpg. He has to keep this up for a lot longer and against better opposition.
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Posted January 09, 2009 - 11:25 PM

Bynum has to be fed the ball inside by his team mates in order for him to score points, and he is feeling his way in understanding how the game is being played in his present on the court. Imo! PJ needs to get in Bynum’s head and start coaching the young guy basketball.

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Posted January 09, 2009 - 11:34 PM

3 of your fantasy teams? How many do you have?


4 this year, i used to be in 6 last year but i decided not to use 2 yahoo accounts lol
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Posted January 09, 2009 - 11:44 PM

We need to keep Kareem as our big man Coach/Philosopher !!

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Posted January 09, 2009 - 11:54 PM

Rebounding-wise, no.
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Posted January 10, 2009 - 12:18 AM

Rebounding-wise, no.


Pau's in there too, let them share teh rebounds. And dun forget about LO...all 3 of them are like keys to rebounding. All of them contributing in their own ways and strengths equal success for our team.

Today's game, I like his scoring, he finally hit 20 although with lil rebounds. It's all good, still efficient to say the least.




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Posted January 10, 2009 - 12:20 AM

Well, last season Bynum was rebounding like crazy, and he is was sharing it with Odom...

Odom >>> Pau @ rebounding...
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Posted January 10, 2009 - 01:12 AM

Well, last season Bynum was rebounding like crazy, and he is was sharing it with Odom...

Odom >>> Pau @ rebounding...

yeah but odom is still here bynums avg 8 per game wait till he hits his stride.
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Posted January 10, 2009 - 03:13 AM

I say the scoring is back to normal, except I don't want him shooting jumpers... I hate Okur or Brad Miller type centers...

I'm waiting for his rebounding and shotblocking ability to pick up...

Edited by Avtomat Kalashnikov, January 10, 2009 - 03:14 AM.

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Posted January 10, 2009 - 10:53 AM

Bynum has to be fed the ball inside by his team mates in order for him to score points, and he is feeling his way in understanding how the game is being played in his present on the court. Imo! PJ needs to get in Bynum€™s head and start coaching the young guy basketball.

Moos, isn't that why they're paying Cap? The more I think about it, there's no way we can say that he has turned the corner. If he can get back to playing like he did against the Suns on Christmas Day a year ago, then I will agree that he's turned the corner. I just don't see those hops yet. Don't get me wrong, his presence in the paint alone is intimidating, so we're better because of it (although we had the same record last year with Pau in the lineup and without either Andrew or Trevor). By playoff time, hopefully all of the Lakers will be playing their best ball. Collectively, A- so far based solely on the team's record. Individually, C+. Only Kobe, Pau, Trevor and Fish get A's as far as playing up to their abilities.

Edited by Ken #1 Beloved, January 10, 2009 - 10:54 AM.


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Posted January 10, 2009 - 12:42 PM

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Posted January 10, 2009 - 01:22 PM

Bynum doesn't get the touches he did last year and is not the "center" of attention in the triangle. His numbers have to go down from last year. He is having to play off kobe and Gasol the primary options and is only a 3rd or 4th option now. Playing off other players can be difficult especially when you are young as is the learning curve a rollercoaster when there young. The is the Education of Andrew Bynum.
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Posted January 10, 2009 - 06:42 PM

Ken, I understand what you’re saying. The problem that bother me the most is that they don't pass him the ball unless he is trailing or for an alley-oop. The team does not have confidence in him yet. You can see the body language on the court with him. The offense is never run threw him at all. Phil has to help instill confidence in him now, so by playoff time that he’ll be a dominate force.




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