Brand was signed to be our best player before that Iggy was extended to be the face of the franchise
Bynum might not even be a top ten player let alone an MVP now yes he is better than holiday but that doesnt mean he will be our Go to guy people need to learn the difference.
Derrick Rose- 16.5 mil
Dirk Nowitzki- 20 mil
Kevin Love- 15 mil
Kevin Durant- 16 mil
And before all this Bynum injury stuff popped up before the season started when we thought he would start the season as our C did we not think he would be our go to go therefore opening shots for everyone else? If this is the case I think he would be our first option.
My point is there no rule that more money equals team leader. Sometimes it is sometimes its not. And by the same token as the varejao Irving thing, jrue wasn't qualified to make as much as Bynum. He didn't achieve any of the benchmarks and he too was coming off rookie contract. It was a big win for Sixers to lock him up at this rate before he proved he deserved much more. Last year Lou was one of the leaders and had one if the lowest salaries.
Just throw the money argument out the window. There are several reason why one guy could get paid more than another besides being a team leader.
I think the sixers will and should play inside out when bynum plays.... So he will be our 1st option and he will by a wide margin take up most of the opposing defenses attention.
thornton plays SG which we have turner/jrich
'true' centers are exceptionally rare in the league - most that come out of college are hybrid ones. cousins is playing horrible now but his rookie year he had some crazy numbers. if you could get t rob and thornton im all for it, but cousins is the 'rare' "healthy' commodity that we may not see for another 5 years.