The title refers to the fact that we were better off with Bynum than we are now with Howard. It doesn't mean I want Bynum back. I think that we can get some nice pieces for Howard or maybe a miracle happens and Howard starts playing in beast mode every night. Bynum is merely used as a measuring stick in this thread to illustrate how bad Howard really is or how little he puts out I should say.
I submit to you that Howard cannot hit a free throw and Bynum could. That alone is a significant disadvantage to our team. In the clutch when it matters you have to have a go to guy who can score with impunity.
Howard doesn't put out full effort. I know Bynum was inconsistent but he could be prodded into putting out with the proper use of reverse psychology or what not. But Howard's already broken up a franchise and held a city hostage for quite some time and he is already so skilled at being a slug. We should have known this and seen it from the beginning.
Bynum had the bad knees, but Howard has the bad back so they cancel each other out.
The number one trump card for showing that Howard is the root cause of all our troubles this year is look at our record. We had Mr. Potato Head last year so you can't say it's Mike D. We didn't have Steve Nash and we had an even more pathetic bench and we were still a top team with a chance.
People do not get all enamored with D12 if he just has one above average game. He is a cancer, he can't shoot free throws, he doesn't put out the effort on a consistent basis, it's all about him (and we already have one guy like that), he cares more about himself than he does his team, the franchise, the legacy of the P&G, winning, going down in history, etc, etc, etc...
Now if he turns it around and I mean really turns it around and we see him in beast mode night in and night out and he's consistently putting us in a position to win then I will change my tune but until then I say we trade him while we still can.