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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted January 05, 2009 - 05:51 AM

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Los Angeles center Andrew Bynum doesn't believe that he's playing with the same energy and gusto that he was prior to his knee injury last season.

"I don't think I'm taking advantage of the opportunities I'm getting," Bynum said Sunday. "I just need to go out there and put more energy to it.

"When I watched last year's tapes and this year's tapes, there's a difference you can see pretty clearly."

However, Bynum isn't blaming the left kneecap that forced him to miss half of last season.

"I'm not taking easy or not trusting the leg," Bynum said. "It feels fine. It feels like it's good."


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Posted January 05, 2009 - 06:45 AM

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I'm tired of these stuffs.

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Posted January 05, 2009 - 07:22 AM

Drew needs to stop saying what he needs to do on the court and just go do it.

On the bright side, at least he doesn't blame the coaches again for playing bad.

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Posted January 05, 2009 - 08:35 AM

you can see the drop in effort level in his finishing at the rim

this year he simply tries to kiss it off the glass or finger roll it in when last year he slammed it down every time
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Posted January 05, 2009 - 09:23 AM

Drew needs to stop saying what he needs to do on the court and just go do it.

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Posted January 05, 2009 - 10:06 AM

What else is new. As long as we keep winning and he tries to adapt to his role, we'll be fine. I'd love to know whether he's still rehabbing the knee because he does NOT have the hops he had before he went down last year. Maybe he's been told to pace himself.

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Posted January 05, 2009 - 11:28 AM

you can see the drop in effort level in his finishing at the rim

this year he simply tries to kiss it off the glass or finger roll it in when last year he slammed it down every time

In addition to his rebounding. Before he went down teams were starting to send multiple players to go after the rebounds Bynum was going to get because he went up so high.
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Posted January 05, 2009 - 11:28 AM

at least he knows what he has to do.
he just needs to put that on the court. he's been kinda quiet. I want him to be more explosive.


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Posted January 05, 2009 - 11:29 AM

Drew needs to quit thinking about doing something on the court and just do it. It's as simple as that.

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Posted January 05, 2009 - 11:56 AM

Drew needs to quit thinking about doing something on the court and just do it. It's as simple as that.


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Posted January 05, 2009 - 11:58 AM

I'm telling you right now, if Drew could play with the motivation level of Ariza, then he has Dwight Howard potential.

If he continues playing like he is right now, he is Samuel Dalembert at best.
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Posted January 05, 2009 - 02:38 PM

well the first thing he should stop doing is taking JUMP SHOTS
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Posted January 05, 2009 - 03:55 PM

I'm telling you right now, if Drew could play with the motivation level of Ariza, then he has Dwight Howard potential.

If he continues playing like he is right now, he is Samuel Dalembert at best.

Drew at his worst is still better than Dalembert.

Last year, Drew already destroyed Dwight in a matchup.
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Posted January 05, 2009 - 04:07 PM

well the first thing he should stop doing is taking JUMP SHOTS


actually i really liked that because it shows hes still not lazy because he obviously worked on his game to be able to do that and has actually at 21 years old developed a halfway decent mid range shot which IMO is 6 years ahead of time in terms of skill level

bynums developed very good footwork for a big man early about 3 years ahead of schedule

but the issue is hes lost the energy so early maybe its mental exhaustion from rehab or maybe hes still confused with pau

but like i've said and i'm sure all of you know

if he starts playing like he did in the beginning of january last year pursuing every rebound especially with his length, slamming the ball hard when he finishes no being fancy or cute with the ball grab it with both hands and slam that thing down like he did several times last year a game but this year maybe twice this season, and finally get his block timing back hes been doing an adequate job as anchor but needs to be what he was last year.

this must be a mental issue because hes 21 years old so energy should not be short on supply
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Posted January 05, 2009 - 04:49 PM

He needs to unleash the beast.

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Posted January 05, 2009 - 06:08 PM

Yes you do Andrew.

Now go out there and do it, don't just say it.

I'd rahter have him foul out playing at 100% aggression instead of staying in games playing at 50% of his desire and not fouling out.

(He did a good job with Oden last night though)

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Posted January 05, 2009 - 06:15 PM

Drew will never be Dwight, im sorry. That being said, i think his hops are there, i remember this dunk he missed, where Jordan passed him the ball, but he was sooooooo far away, i just knew he was going to attempt a free throw. i think he jumps HIGH, just not in traffic, he doesnt want to come down on anyone, but the same can be said for Kobe and many other vets
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Posted January 05, 2009 - 06:18 PM

Good - I hope Andrew always stays just Andrew - a talented big man with a solid game lying just underneath the surface.

Its time for him to not be afraid to see just what he can do.

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Posted January 05, 2009 - 06:20 PM

last stand ... i do like that hes improving his game that he can try jumpshots, but....... come on, we do not need him doing that especially if hes not that great at it yet, hes actually been missing a lot of close hooks and layups, alley oops, and gimmees with NO power dunks, id rather him start making those first again before i see the 10 footer you know what im saying
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Posted January 05, 2009 - 06:25 PM

I am not worried about Bynum. Knee injuries take awhile for the person to be fully back or close to the way they were before. My friend had the same injury, but playing football, and it took him 2 years to recover fully. He'll get into stride and he'll dominate the way he did before.




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