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#1 Lakersfan1211

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Posted April 26, 2009 - 08:09 AM

Lakers coach Phil Jackson moved Lamar Odom into the starting lineup on Saturday night in favor of the struggling Andrew Bynum.

Bynum was averaging just 7 points and 3 rebounds through the team's first three games against the Jazz.

He played just four minutes in Game 4, a 108-94 win for Los Angeles. He posted two points, one rebounds and a pair of fouls.

"It didn't bother me that I didn't start," Bynum said afterward. "It bothered me that I didn't play."

Jackson downplayed the move, citing strategy and instinct.

"I just was going to do it by my intuition, which you have to do," Jackson said.

Bynum, however, doesn't believe that he's played enough this postseason to get in rhythm.

"You got to play to get it back," Bynum said. "Over the last three, four games, I think I've only played like a combined 30 minutes. That's not really enough to get your stuff back together."

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Posted April 26, 2009 - 08:14 AM

Overrated.

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Posted April 26, 2009 - 08:19 AM

Overrated.


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Posted April 26, 2009 - 08:34 AM

Of course he has enough time, if he is out there and the only thing that he does is add fouls one after the other he has to be out of the game.
BUT I beleive he will get his playing time and his game back, but I'm not sure if it will be against Utah.
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Posted April 26, 2009 - 08:38 AM

He's gonna play tomorrow, prob the crowd got into Bynum's head and he isn't used to the environment yet.

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Posted April 26, 2009 - 08:48 AM

Underused

If he'd stop bulldozing people like Warren Sapp, he'd be on the court longer.

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Posted April 26, 2009 - 08:53 AM

Bynum, you had 5 fouls in seven minutes in game 3.

You've been out for almost half the season due to injury.

Phil is doing this to either, motivate you to play better, or to rest you for the later rounds.


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Posted April 26, 2009 - 10:34 AM

Glad he has that attitude. Do you wish he had an attitude of being happy with his minutes?
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Posted April 26, 2009 - 10:36 AM

If he'd stop bulldozing people like Warren Sapp, he'd be on the court longer.


The refs stole him in Game 3, just take a look at his fouls


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Posted April 26, 2009 - 11:02 AM

The refs stole him in Game 3, just take a look at his fouls

One of them was questionable. Doesn't matter, though, because that's the game of basketball. Bynum has a history of getting into early foul trouble, and it's something that he needs to fix, immediately.

We need physicality, but we don't need professional wrestling.

Sadly, Vujacic is the same way.

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Posted April 26, 2009 - 11:06 AM

We need physicality, but we don't need professional wrestling.


So is Odom reputed for this? Lamar could become crazy and do a bunch a mistakes at every moment


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Posted April 26, 2009 - 11:13 AM

He fouls too much... Inexperience showing... And he lets Boozer just do anything.
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Posted April 26, 2009 - 11:14 AM

Bynum has sucked of late so this is a good move by Phil. Till Bynum learns how to stop fouling and gets his game back Bynum should be bench till he finds his game.
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Posted April 26, 2009 - 11:16 AM

So is Odom reputed for this? Lamar could become crazy and do a bunch a mistakes at every moment

Odom creates a ton of ignorant fouls as well, but not as fluent as Bynum.

Plus, Odom has more offensive skills than Andrew.

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Posted April 26, 2009 - 11:20 AM

Plus, Odom has more offensive skills than Andrew.


Agree. But is it what is needed to win in the Playoffs?


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Posted April 26, 2009 - 11:22 AM

Agree. But is it what is needed to win in the Playoffs?

In the Western Conference, we'll be fine without Bynum...although Denver might cause us some trouble, but we can still beat them without Bynum.

Boston is different if they get KG back (and he's 85% or better). We'll need Andrew.

Cleveland, because they have home court, will be tough to beat without Drew...but we have a chance, even though it will take us all seven.

We'll get beat if we have to play a healthy Magic team.

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Posted April 26, 2009 - 11:24 AM

This is a huge sigh of relief, in the pit of my stomach I was expecting a report of the his knee being sore or swollen.

I think he is partly right, I want to at least see him play 15-20 to get him in rhythm and get his confidence up.

Because we may win now, but long term, I am NOT convinced that we don't need him.

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Posted April 26, 2009 - 11:32 AM

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Posted April 26, 2009 - 11:39 AM

needs to stop whining and perform when he gets on the court...

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Posted April 26, 2009 - 11:51 AM

Magic won't make the finals. They don't know how to win in a 7 game series. They don't get the ball into the right people's hands imo.

Also, Cle doesn't scare me. They'll go down in 5 - 6 at most with or without Bynum. But honestly, he'll be fine. Utah is a bad matchup for him to still be coming back into his grove. Odom has been playing unreal as well. Bynum will keep getting it together. I'm honestly not worried about it other than his tendency to get in foul trouble early on.




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