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#1 Daddy4MVP

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Posted January 10, 2009 - 11:26 AM

Do you guys think that we should have chosen Danny Granger in the 2005 Draft instead of Bynum?

Bynum was picked at #10
Granger was picked at #17

Sorry But our lineup with Granger seems nicer to me (2008-09) :cry:


Kobe
Fisher
Granger
Radmonovic (Bench Crew)
Gasol

INSTEAD OF

Kobe
Fisher
Luke
Gasol
Bynum

I know this is very similiar to the whole Durant vs Oden idea, and most people think that Bigs often take a while to develop their game and only get better. But wasn't Shaq already a beast in Orlando? And can't Granger and Durant be the Future Kobe's and Lebron's of the league?


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Posted January 10, 2009 - 11:28 AM

Bynum was a good fit in 2005 with the shaq departure and we already good SFs


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Posted January 10, 2009 - 11:29 AM

If we hadn't drafted Bynum, Gasol wouldn't have been with this current Lakers squad. Only reason the Lakers traded for Gasol was 'cause Bynum was injured.

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Posted January 10, 2009 - 11:30 AM

Shaq was a special case. He was a beast ever since he came into the league and developed relatively quick. Granger would be nice, but I'm good with Bynum. Great wing players come along every year, but a great big man comes along every few years. Simply put, it's harder to find a great big man than it is to find a great wing player in a draft. I'll keep Bynum, not to mention that he's 4 years younger than Granger and still has a LOT of time to develop.

If we hadn't drafted Bynum, Gasol wouldn't have been with this current Lakers squad. Only reason the Lakers stole Gasol was 'cause Bynum was injured.


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Posted January 10, 2009 - 11:32 AM

And can't Granger and Durant be the Future Kobe's and Lebron's of the league?


I forgot... No way... There is one Kobe and Lebron by decade. Those guys are good scorers but not future legends...


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Posted January 10, 2009 - 11:47 AM

yeah, lets all go back in time and draft all the players that we didn't know were going to average 26ppg three years down the line.

bynum made sense at the time, and he still makes sense.

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Posted January 10, 2009 - 11:55 AM

I forgot... No way... There is one Kobe and Lebron by decade. Those guys are good scorers but not future legends...

and arent they in the same era as lebron

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Posted January 10, 2009 - 11:57 AM

yeah, lets all go back in time and draft all the players that we didn't know were going to average 26ppg three years down the line.


Sounds like fun:

2003: Drafted Brian Cook (24th overall)
Could have drafted: Leandro Barbosa, Josh Howard

2005: Drafted Andrew Bynum (10th overall)
Could have drafted: Danny Granger, Monta Ellis (We drafted Von Wafer with the 39th, Ellis was 40th)

2007: Javaris Crittenton (19th)
Could have drafted: Rudy Fernandez, Wilson Chandler, Carl Landry

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Posted January 10, 2009 - 12:03 PM

Jordan and Scottie. :(

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Posted January 10, 2009 - 12:10 PM

Jordan and Scottie. :(


How? We didn't have picks before either was selected. :blink:

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Posted January 10, 2009 - 12:20 PM

Sounds like fun:

2003: Drafted Brian Cook (24th overall)
Could have drafted: Leandro Barbosa, Josh Howard

2005: Drafted Andrew Bynum (10th overall)
Could have drafted: Danny Granger, Monta Ellis (We drafted Von Wafer with the 39th, Ellis was 40th)

2007: Javaris Crittenton (19th)
Could have drafted: Rudy Fernandez, Wilson Chandler, Carl Landry

...just a few examples.


well we did trade javaris for pau gasol
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Posted January 10, 2009 - 12:21 PM

Granger is a good scorer, and a good defender. But he will never have the impact Bynum will have in his prime.

If we fed Bynum the damn ball, he'd be scoring 17 a game. Remember too, Granger is 26 years old, while Bynum is still 21. That's 5 extra years of maturing that Granger has on Bynum.

I'd still pick Bynum over Granger, but I wouldn't be angry if we picked Granger (for he's the guy I wanted at the time anyways ;) )
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Posted January 10, 2009 - 12:23 PM

well we did trade javaris for pau gasol


True, but Memphis probably wasn't too high on him, as they traded him to Washington not long ago. Not drafting Ellis was huge, we had two second rounders before he got picked. Two! And I still don't understand how he fell all the way to 40th considering he was Parade high-school player of the year along with Greg Oden that year...

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Posted January 10, 2009 - 12:24 PM

No. The Lakers made the right decision.

The Lakers had no choice, but to take a big because we didn't have any good bigs. We also had like 5 SF's on the team and we didn't need another SF.

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Posted January 10, 2009 - 12:27 PM

There's also a good chance that Granger's game never would have developed in the Lakers' system.

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Posted January 10, 2009 - 12:28 PM


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Posted January 10, 2009 - 12:33 PM

How? We didn't have picks before either was selected. :blink:


Kobe and granger could have been like jordan and pippen :cry:
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Posted January 10, 2009 - 12:49 PM

Kobe and granger could have been like jordan and pippen :cry:


Oh, my bad. I misread.

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Posted January 10, 2009 - 01:03 PM

If we didn't draft Bynum kobe would never been happy. Remember Kobe said about Bynum after "ship his azz out" that with Bynum "we are a championship caliber team". I don't think he says that about Granger last year. People need to remember that Bynum played very little in HS and he didn't play at all his first year and last year missed half the season. Also, he is not the "center" of the attention in the triangle this year like he was last year when he was putting up big numbers, Gasol is. He is having to play off Gasol and is primarily a defender and 3rd or lower option in the tri. This is difficult for a young man to get use to. His number would be much better if Gasol was not here. He will be a more productive and smarter player later on as he learns both the game and his skills become even more refined.

As far as any socalled errors in drafting by Mitch he has taken lemons in draft/trades and made the most of them. All GM's make mistakes but he turned Kwame into Gasol and Cook into Ariza. He has to be in the top 3 of GM's for what he has done. What has made his job even more difficult is that he was constantly drafting in the 20's of the first round with the exception of Bynum at 10. BTW Indiana trades Granger for Bynum in a heartbeat.
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Posted January 10, 2009 - 01:08 PM

with 5 other SF's on the team at the time, and knowing the fact taht phil doesnt play rookies, granger wouldnt have developed to what he is now imo ... maybe in another 4 years but there would be a time where we would be regretting it (granger became an instant starter and runs his own team now whereas he wouldnt be doing that here)
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