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#1 emplay

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Posted March 30, 2009 - 01:11 PM

Hey all,

Here's my update on Andrew - he's getting ready to come back finally!!!

http://www.hoopsworl...?STORY_ID=12100

Also, I’ll be holding my weekly chat on Tuesday at 1:00pm Pacific

http://www.hoopsworl...T_TOPICS_ID=214

Send in your questions now and I'll do my best to get to each and every one of them.

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Posted March 30, 2009 - 01:13 PM

this makes me feel all warm and toasty.... :dance1:
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#3 last stand 2.0

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Posted March 30, 2009 - 02:00 PM

and the roller coaster that is the andrew bynum rehabilitation process continues

next week he will be in line for amputation then 3 days later he is only days away

i have never experienced such weird rehabilitation processes
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Posted March 30, 2009 - 02:02 PM

^ It was the same thing last year. Always conflicting reports. That being said, I'm definitely more confident about this year than I was last year, but all in all, I'll believe it when I see it.

Thanks for the post emplay.

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Posted March 30, 2009 - 02:09 PM

holy crap! this is a good day

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Posted March 30, 2009 - 02:10 PM

let me start by saying if hes back within the next week 100% healthy i would flip out

i mean he would have 5+ games to get at least to 75% by playoffs and then he'll have 2 whole rounds to get to 100%

i know people say bynum took forever to get back going this season but there are different circumstances first one is he was out for 8 months last time in which 4 of them were sitting on the couch

this time its 3 months where he was rehabbing the whole time

another thing is if hes back and stays healthy we have a rested horse that we can ride all the way to the finals

if he comes back with 5+ games left i say pound it inside to him almost exclusively and get him on a roll for the playoffs while giving kobe and gasol rest

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Posted March 30, 2009 - 02:12 PM

Healthy or not - his defensive presence will be the BIG difference. His offensive rythm will come - though we don't even really need it.

Rebounding and defense!

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Posted March 30, 2009 - 02:13 PM

^ :vic2:

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Posted March 30, 2009 - 02:15 PM

Hes been out for a minute. I hope hes got time to get team chemistry and the passing lanes down before round 1. Still itll be nice to have him and Pau holding it down in the paint.

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Posted March 30, 2009 - 02:17 PM

Healthy or not - his defensive presence will be the BIG difference. His offensive rythm will come - though we don't even really need it.

Rebounding and defense!


thats the thing though hes not tyson chandler whos content with just doing that bynum like seemingly the rest of our team needs to score to play defense and rebound

notice how his scoring coincided with his rise in blocks and rebounds

i say if hes back for 6-7 games we just pound it into him and get him going that way he is ready to go come round 1
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Posted March 30, 2009 - 02:38 PM

Yeah. He alters shot - something Odom/Pau rarely do to an extent.



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Posted March 30, 2009 - 02:42 PM

Alters/changes, just his presence alone makes guards think TWICE before penetrating without hesitation. With Bynum there, there's times when the opposition is almost forced to settle for outside shots more than often, particularly 3s and although it can be dangerous at times if a team gets hot, you would still common sense always live with the opposition making tougher shots from the outside than non-contested layup after layup.

The other thing is, when Bynum's not there, we give the outside shooters more space. Why? Could be a number of reasons, but mainly imo, it is because we wanna' guard the inside more than ever because we know if they get past us, Pau unfortunately & whomever else ain't gonna' do much on the help. SO then what happens is a lot of teams start killing us from the oustide, specfically with the 3 ball like Bibby did yesterday for example & that kinda stuff just doesn't occur as often when Bynum is there because we CAN D UP on em' all the time in their face w/out hesitation since we know even if we get burned off the dribble, we've got a LEGIT guy waiting in there to again, not only block shots, be intimidating, but also change & alter shots in Bynum.

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Posted March 30, 2009 - 02:44 PM

^^^ ok well basically in very obvious terms

having bynum is better than not having him
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Posted March 30, 2009 - 02:45 PM

:lol: Yeah.

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Posted March 30, 2009 - 02:56 PM

Yeah. He alters shot - something Odom/Pau rarely do to an extent.



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just a matter of time when our team is healthy. i swear its gonna scare the crap out of everyone.
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Posted March 30, 2009 - 02:57 PM

Need Drew back badly.
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Posted March 30, 2009 - 03:12 PM

Not gonna believe that he'll be back until I see for myself.

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Posted March 30, 2009 - 03:22 PM

Yeah SILO, I can't wait for Bynum's return either. :yes:

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Posted March 30, 2009 - 03:33 PM

how terrible would it be if he doesn't come back before the playoffs
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Posted March 30, 2009 - 03:34 PM

Healthy or not - his defensive presence will be the BIG difference. His offensive rythm will come - though we don't even really need it.

Rebounding and defense!


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