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zachattach
08-14-2008, 02:05 PM
i just think as a center he relies on his vertical and his size and thats it. i don't think he has the length, hands or post moves to make him the best center. think about the great centers Ewing, Shaq, Hakeem. i find him more like Alonzo Mourning of the 95-96 season.

I think Bynum has the potential to be like a mix of duncan/ shaq ish.

Zefflin
08-14-2008, 02:16 PM
i don't think he has the length

The man has the wingspan of a terradactyl!

ARMIN12NBA
08-14-2008, 04:54 PM
Andrew Bynums potential is only higher because he is 3 years younger and already has better post moves and offensive game than Dwight Howard. Also, Bynum is a true center while Dwight Howard is more of a power forward. Bynum is better defensively on the pick and roll as well as blocking shots. Howard is also good at blocking shots, but his pick and roll defense is a joke as well as his free-throw shooting, which Bynum is mediocre at doing at 70%. Other than that, I think Dwight Howard is a better rebounder and can stay healthier than Bynum. That is the key thing, I think Dwight is going to have much less injury issues in his career than Bynum and staying healthy is very crucial to development.

lakers4sho
08-14-2008, 09:03 PM
And it really helps when you have a HOF Center mentoring you. A lot of people take it for granted, but it helps a lot.

_Sn1P3r_
08-16-2008, 06:19 PM
Yup ^^

Dwight isn't done learning just yet.

GregOden#1
08-16-2008, 06:23 PM
I know, having a HOF center like Kareem to teach you makes a world of difference, just look at the two centers he coached with LAC and LAL, Kwame Brown and Michael Olokowandi, they sure turned out great.

SwaggaIke
08-16-2008, 06:37 PM
And it really helps when you have a HOF Center mentoring you. A lot of people take it for granted, but it helps a lot.

Yea I guess Pat Ewing mentoring Dwight means nothing.

MiamiHeat
08-16-2008, 09:21 PM
they are both young
they both have a lot of potential

laker1000
08-17-2008, 12:05 AM
i think bynum has more potential since he is younger and can do more than just dunk. Im not saying D12 sucks but he has to improve his post moves

bogdanrom
08-17-2008, 12:52 AM
Both of them have tremendous potential, but then so does Darko, Kwame and many others. Right now, Dwight is better than Bynum, but Bynum has the slight edge in potential, but I'm no expert.

Rocarich
08-17-2008, 01:31 AM
I know, having a HOF center like Kareem to teach you makes a world of difference, just look at the two centers he coached with LAC and LAL, Kwame Brown and Michael Olokowandi, they sure turned out great.

??? You're making it seem like they listened to him. We all know Olowakandi never liked Kareem telling him what to do. And Kwame wasn't coached nearly as extensively as Bynum. So its not fair to make that argument.

GregOden#1
08-17-2008, 02:05 AM
??? You're making it seem like they listened to him. We all know Olowakandi never liked Kareem telling him what to do. And Kwame wasn't coached nearly as extensively as Bynum. So its not fair to make that argument.

Sure it is. Kareem has been applying for a head coaching job for years now, he cant even get one in the WNBA, why do you think he works as a specialist despite REALLY REALLY wanting a coaching job, its because nobody wants him. He's a terrible coach.

Shieldsz
08-17-2008, 12:01 PM
Bynum just because Dwight is already great.. bynum is getting their but has a lot to learn

cambovenzi
08-17-2008, 12:17 PM
Sure it is. Kareem has been applying for a head coaching job for years now, he cant even get one in the WNBA, why do you think he works as a specialist despite REALLY REALLY wanting a coaching job, its because nobody wants him. He's a terrible coach.

lol.
coaching a great center about things you personally dominated at, and coaching a basketball team are very different things.

GregOden#1
08-17-2008, 12:30 PM
lol.
coaching a great center about things you personally dominated at, and coaching a basketball team are very different things.

It sure worked out for Kwame and Kandi Man.

Westbrook36
08-17-2008, 12:31 PM
Dwight Howard.

GspLAL
08-17-2008, 03:50 PM
It sure worked out for Kwame and Kandi Man.

Are you being serious? Its called work ethic, and those two dont have any. Bynum was crap two years ago, he came back ripped up and showed us that he has potential to become a very good center, Id say he gives a **** about being a good player. Think before you talk please?

GregOden#1
08-17-2008, 04:07 PM
Are you being serious? Its called work ethic, and those two dont have any. Bynum was crap two years ago, he came back ripped up and showed us that he has potential to become a very good center, Id say he gives a **** about being a good player. Think before you talk please?

Are you being serious?

Reread what I said. Kareem is a terrible coach, that's why he cant get a head coaching job despite seeking one for over 10 years.

dodgerzfan44
08-17-2008, 04:53 PM
dwight howard, but deandre jordan has more potential then bynum.

lakers4sho
08-17-2008, 09:25 PM
dwight howard, but deandre jordan has more potential then bynum.

There's a reason players projected as 1st rounders aren't selected in the first round...

NYMetros
08-17-2008, 09:47 PM
I think Dwight Howard will be the better player when both careers are done. I am expecting big things from both of them though.

GspLAL
08-17-2008, 09:51 PM
Are you being serious?

Reread what I said. Kareem is a terrible coach, that's why he cant get a head coaching job despite seeking one for over 10 years.

And youre judging Kareem's coaching skills by using Kwame and Kandy as examples, who are two players who have no work ethic.

and I did read what you said, I was giving Bynum as an example because working with Kareem paid off, I can tell by watching him play every other day.

GregOden#1
08-17-2008, 09:59 PM
And youre judging Kareem's coaching skills by using Kwame and Kandy as examples, who are two players who have no work ethic.

and I did read what you said, I was giving Bynum as an example because working with Kareem paid off, I can tell by watching him play every other day.

Great. Kareem is a terrible coach, Bynum being good has more to do with Bynum being good than working with Kareem.

GspLAL
08-17-2008, 10:34 PM
Great. Kareem is a terrible coach, Bynum being good has more to do with Bynum being good than working with Kareem.

He developed a bunch of footwork and a nice hook shot in one season, thats not all him.

Cubs Win
08-17-2008, 11:16 PM
Definetely Dwight Howard. Bynum should be real good but Dwight is just phenomenal.

Jay22Redd
08-19-2008, 12:33 AM
D12 has more potential

ARMIN12NBA
08-19-2008, 02:31 AM
Definetely Dwight Howard. Bynum should be real good but Dwight is just phenomenal.

In what, though? Dwight is phenomenal. Yes. In what? In being an athletic freak of nature as shown in his dunks in the dunk contest and games. Bynum has more potential in being a better post-up player and defender and basically a better all-around basketball player. Bynum is already a better free-throw shooter and is probably the better defender by default because Howard is simply atrocious on defense. If you watched any games of Bynum, he was scoring a lot from post-up moves and having his back to the basket. When I watch Dwight Howard (especially in these Olympics), he simply never finishes a layup or post hook shot and only scores his baskets from these "freak of nature" dunks. As far as potential goes, Bynum surely has more of it as he is three years younger than Dwight.

Oefarmy2005
08-19-2008, 11:35 AM
I wouldn't even put the two in one centence. Just becuase Bynam had one descent half a season he's already being compared to Howard??? Oden is going to be better than both of them, I almost willing to bet. I think he'll be the next David Robinson. And Al Jefferson is already better and will be a better center than Bynam, since I am guessing he's stuck playing C for the wolves.

ARMIN12NBA
08-19-2008, 09:18 PM
I wouldn't even put the two in one centence. Just becuase Bynam had one descent half a season he's already being compared to Howard??? Oden is going to be better than both of them, I almost willing to bet. I think he'll be the next David Robinson. And Al Jefferson is already better and will be a better center than Bynam, since I am guessing he's stuck playing C for the wolves.

That doesn't make any sense though. You aren't willing to talk about Bynum because he has only played very well for half a season (and fairly decent for one and a half years) yet you are willing to proclaim Greg Oden as the best center in the NBA when he has never even had a decent second in his whole entire NBA career and is coming off the worst knee surgery in sports (Bynum's was a minor one).

I don't get the logic there. Please be consistent with your reasoning. If you don't like Bynum because he has only had a minimal time of success in the NBA then you should hate Oden because he has literally had no time or amount of success in the NBA.