He's had two seasons marred by injures, played 82 games his second season and 65 this season. Bosh played five more games than him this season, he's not like Oden where you cringe every time he leaves the ground. He's a 23 year old center still coming into his body. He's four years away from his prime and like most young centers has had a difficult physical adjustment going from high school to the pro's.
It's a sizable risk for sure, but i'd rather risk 5 years of Bynum than 5 more years of Bosh. Whose to say Bosh and his wonky knee and freakish face collisions will be any safer than Bynum's awkward gawk down the court.
Id do the trade. And the upside to it is, if Bynum goes VC-like on us, he is very tradeable. A 23 yr old 7'2 player is quite a commodity in the NBA. we will have no problem in trading him. You think BC is hanging on to Bargs because he likes him as a player??? I think he is frustrated with him as much as we all are, but unlike us, he's getting calls from the 29 other GMs trying to pry Bargs out of his hands. Thats why he's never ever trading him, because he is something that all the other GMs want. Trust me, if you can get a 7 footer on your team who can dribble penetrate, shoot 3s, post up, youd get this player in an instant.
Last edited by TheGloveinRapsUniform; Thu Apr 29th, 2010 at 11:15 AM.
I hope this is true, throw in Bargs and bring in Odom to this Package whatever it is and it would be perfect, Raps would be able to go after some other free agents (Joe Johnson). Odom and Bynum is already way better defensively than Bargs and Bynum .
"Hello, Hello !.....You Play to Win the GAME!!"
Okay lets compare some numbers from this season.
Games played Bynum 65 Johnson 82
Points per 36 minutes as a starter Bynum 17.8 Johnson 19.6
Rebounds per 36 minutes Bynum 9.9 Johnson 9.8
Total Rebounding % Bynum 15.3% Johnson 16.1%
True Field Goal % Bynum .608 Johnson .639
Effective Field Goal % Bynum .570 Johnson .623
Defensive Rating - Team points allowed per 100 possessions when on the court vs when off the court. The bigger the negative number the better.
Bynum 103.33 vs 103.34 or -1.01
Johnson 107.92 vs 116.17 or -8.25
Opponents Field Goal Percentage on court vs off court - The smaller the number the better
Bynum 48.6% vs 48.3% or plus .3%
Johnson 48.0% vs 53.1% or minus 5.1%
Fouls per 36 minutes as a starter
So fouls per 36 minutes as a starter is the only category that Bynum beat Johnson in and the difference was not that much.
1. Johnson has no problem being motivated
2. So far, cross fingers and toes, Bynum as been far more injury prone.
Didnt Vecsey (NY Post) have this trade in Jan.? Didnt go down then and probably wont again. I dont know how the triangle offense works exactly... but how does having 2 PFs (Gasol & Bosh) with similar skill sets make LA better? They would have a large defensive disadvantage when a big like Howard or a Yao came to town. They would be probably be better off chasing someone like Chris Paul...a point guard which they need much more. If they had to give up Bynum they could even get a big body like Shaq back as a defensive big body presence only (wouldnt that be delicious irony!).
If the deal goes down it would be nice to do a bigger one by sending Jose along as well.
Bynum is a sulky, inconsistent, injury prone risk. We'd be asking too much of him in terms of both minutes and leadership/performance, and our coaching staff couldn't motivate him. He'd be yet another question mark, if-only, maybe/someday Raptor. I'm tired of question marks.
How many years have we heard about how 'Bynum is about to have a breakthrough season?'
The fact that L.A. would do this deal in a second (and I'd do it if I were them, too) worries me.
Last edited by Copywryter; Thu Apr 29th, 2010 at 12:13 PM.
I respectfully disagree.
1) Now that Don Nelson has finally become the the NBA career wins leader, he's probably going to retire. A new coach will likely want to re-tool the the roster and inplement a different system. *As it stands, the Warriors don't have a true pass-first PG or a legit back-up PG.
2) Calderon and Maggette have nearly identical contracts (years and dollars). Trading them would be a even swap.
3) Maggette has been disgruntled with the Warriors and may not fit in their long-term plans (given his age and contract). They are stacked with young athletes at the SF/PF position and are going to get another lottery pick this year.
Last edited by James Ballswin (Realizar); Thu Apr 29th, 2010 at 12:14 PM.
When was the last time that Maggette played on a team with a winning record?
Answer 2005-06. That has been the only year in Maggette's 11 years in the league that he has ever played on a winning team. In the meantime he has played on some pretty awful teams during those 11 years.
Why would the Raptors want a guy who for all intense in purposes has never played on a winning NBA team over 11 years?
You could say it is not his fault, but there is a reason that some guys spend most of their career toiling for lousy teams and it is not because they know how to win.
2 thumbs down to the Raptors acquiring Maggette.
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