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fairandbalanced
09-09-2008, 08:57 PM
Lakers' center Andrew Bynum is reportedly seeking an $80 million extension from the team, according to Orange County Register.

Bynum's agent David Lee is going to attempt to grab that amount from the Lakers with his client's injured knee no longer a problem.

If the Lakers and Bynum don't come to terms on a deal before the Oct. 31 deadline, Andrew will become a restricted free agent next summer.

"If I handle my business on the court, the business off the court will be handled. All we can do is wait on that; that’s up to my agent to handle," Bynum said last week.

****** Note: At the time of his injury, Bynum was 'deserving' an annual salary of better than $13 million due to his 21.0 per 40 FIC, which put him amongst the top five players in the league on a per minute basis.

Career stats: 7.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.3bpg

07-08 stats: 13.1ppg, 10.2rpg, 2.1bpg....in 35 games.

Kyben36
09-09-2008, 09:07 PM
Does he have the same agent as Ben Gordon.

Reasons he should get the Money-

a) size.
b) potential
c) attitude

Reasons not to vive him the Money-

a) unproven
b) coming off an injury
c) is all potential

S.J.Basketball
09-09-2008, 09:08 PM
Can't connect to your link. 80 million dollars?!?!?! WOW! HAHA!

prash
09-09-2008, 09:09 PM
thread failure

Wake's Fastball
09-09-2008, 09:11 PM
But he's going to be the best center ever according to half the posters on this board, so 80 million seems like a bargain.

stevefrancis
09-09-2008, 09:14 PM
the only center that is worth 80 million is dwight howard.

Vinny642
09-09-2008, 09:16 PM
dont give da cash

THE NATION
09-09-2008, 09:19 PM
But he's going to be the best center ever according to half the posters on this board, so 80 million seems like a bargain.

He will get it. Center is the hardest position to get production out of in the NBA. Im not talking about the 6'10'' or 6'11' wanabe centers in the NBA, there are only about 5 or 6 throw back 7 foot plus centers in the NBA that produce a double double or cloe to it. Guys like Shaq, Kamam, Yao, Howard (even though he is 6'11), Big Z,and Bynum. Oden will be in that group. You gat a PF like Emeca Okafor getting $72 million and he is not a real Center, and is not even that good. Its a supply and demand thing and Bynum will get it, even Bouget got around 80 mill.

Kyben36
09-09-2008, 09:19 PM
the only center that is worth 80 million is dwight howard.

Or Greg oden, if he turns out. But That is a lot of Money.

fins08
09-09-2008, 09:26 PM
the only center that is worth 80 million is dwight howard.

Mark Blount

CaughtInAHustle
09-09-2008, 09:30 PM
Theo Ratliff

mrblisterdundee
09-09-2008, 09:33 PM
He will get it. Center is the hardest position to get production out of in the NBA. Im not talking about the 6'10'' or 6'11' wanabe centers in the NBA, there are only about 5 or 6 throw back 7 foot plus centers in the NBA that produce a double double or cloe to it. Guys like Shaq, Kamam, Yao, Howard (even though he is 6'11), Big Z,and Bynum. Oden will be in that group. You gat a PF like Emeca Okafor getting $72 million and he is not a real Center, and is not even that good. Its a supply and demand thing and Bynum will get it, even Bouget got around 80 mill.

You forgot about Marcus Camby. Defensively, he is better than anybody you listed, and one of the most underrated should be all-stars in the league.

rapswin98
09-09-2008, 09:36 PM
:speechless::pity::no:

goku
09-09-2008, 09:43 PM
calvin booth is worth 80million

JMan17
09-09-2008, 09:44 PM
why make this thread? and this is very old news, and bynum wasn't the one who wanted the max, it's his agent, (who is very greedy :mad: ) but never the less, if Bynum proves himself this year he will get the max, which i think he will but i know Mitch won't give him the max until next off-season. He's too smart for that.

LAKERS 24/7
09-09-2008, 09:45 PM
It was his agent that said he wants the max, andrew had said before that that he doesn't necessarily need it, he just wants to stay in LA. And even if he did say that, could you blame him for wanting to get paid?

Indi23
09-09-2008, 09:45 PM
:speechless::pity::no:
when u say :no: you mean Dikembe right lol.

da wood
09-09-2008, 09:56 PM
yeah this very old news like three months old

Beno7500
09-09-2008, 10:04 PM
He doesn't deserve it

ARMIN12NBA
09-09-2008, 10:23 PM
1) The agent said this.
2) Now that everybody on PSD officially hates Bynum guts...

He has gone from underrated to over-hyped to now underrated again. Thanks guys.

JPHX
09-09-2008, 10:29 PM
they have have until december 1st i believe to get him an extension or he becomes a restricted free agent this offseason i believe. no rush.

bogdanrom
09-09-2008, 10:38 PM
He'll probably get it.

SAVAGE CLAW
09-09-2008, 10:44 PM
Eddie Curry!!!!

BUt you can be sure he is going to get that money, specially if the Busses are stupid enough to listen to the fans.

Look at this he said on an interview, " Yes im Excited with Pau we are going to be the Twin towers, he has passing skills to GIVE IT TO ME down low":...



Come on man what have you acomplished? how can you start demmanding that an ALLSTAR and champion of the world forgets about himself and gives passes to you????

It is not going to work Period, they both need touches and if the team starts Bypassing Pau there is going to be a whole load of TROUBLE.

You know? Pau is Humble and a team player but he is NO IDIOT and he has his EGO too.

stevefrancis
09-09-2008, 10:46 PM
is bynum even able to score himself. without kobe will he be able to score with defenders watching just him or if he gets doubled.

Badluck33
09-09-2008, 11:05 PM
Send him to Russia too!

Hawkeye15
09-09-2008, 11:20 PM
I am sure I don't need to stress my opinion on this, but Bynum making $16 million a year is a joke. But LA can afford it, so watch it happen. That would be exactly what is wrong with basketball

DODGERS&LAKERS
09-09-2008, 11:24 PM
Eddie Curry!!!!

BUt you can be sure he is going to get that money, specially if the Busses are stupid enough to listen to the fans.

Look at this he said on an interview, " Yes im Excited with Pau we are going to be the Twin towers, he has passing skills to GIVE IT TO ME down low":...



Come on man what have you acomplished? how can you start demmanding that an ALLSTAR and champion of the world forgets about himself and gives passes to you????

It is not going to work Period, they both need touches and if the team starts Bypassing Pau there is going to be a whole load of TROUBLE.

You know? Pau is Humble and a team player but he is NO IDIOT and he has his EGO too.

You failed to mention what he said right after he said that, he said Pau is tall and would be able to pass it over the double team. He then said he is tall so he would be able to do the same to Pau. He also said he is going to focus on defense cause the Lakers have enough offense. But I guess mentioning that would make Bynum seem unselfish unlike your original post.:rolleyes:

DODGERS&LAKERS
09-09-2008, 11:28 PM
I dont understand why people would be so offended if he gets that money. What did Bogut get? He set the standard for big men with skill. Plus, it wont affect your team. If he is a bust like most of you think he is, he will go against the Lakers cap for the next 5 years. So maybe they will stop crapping on your team for a while. That will be nice, wont it?

theuuord
09-09-2008, 11:29 PM
Barring injury, in three years people will be surprised if he DOESN'T have a max contract...

zamudio_jorge
09-09-2008, 11:29 PM
if he want and think he deserves that amoung of money prove it this season (he need an exelent season).

JMan17
09-09-2008, 11:33 PM
I dont understand why people would be so offended if he gets that money. What did Bogut get? He set the standard for big men with skill. Plus, it wont affect your team. If he is a bust like most of you think he is, he will go against the Lakers cap for the next 5 years. So maybe they will stop crapping on your team for a while. That will be nice, wont it?

it's called laker haters. Bogut gets 80 mill and he put worse stats then bynum and if bynum gets 80 mill then people will be like "WTF HE SUCKZ!?"

#1Mavericksfan
09-09-2008, 11:54 PM
If he comes back heathly from that injury and plays like he was playing before he got hurt then give him the extension.

Nighthawk
09-10-2008, 12:29 AM
it's called laker haters. Bogut gets 80 mill and he put worse stats then bynum and if bynum gets 80 mill then people will be like "WTF HE SUCKZ!?"

No No....We hated when Bogut got his. But thats in the past. Now its Bynum turn and once again he doesnt deserve it. But hell get it. Not my wasted money.

I dont even care. I dont even hate Bynum. Just hate people on here think hes the second coming of christ. Blaming losing the finals cuz he wasnt there. ACTUALLY think hes the 4th best center in the leage etc.

Tblaze
09-10-2008, 01:23 AM
what would be funny would be Bynum not getting a max contract with LA so he's restricted next year when portland has capspace, they sign him to a max contract and then you have a real twintower xD

back to reality, he's probably going to get the contract... supply & demand...

jetsfan28
09-10-2008, 01:26 AM
If they don't give it to him, and they don't give it to him after this year, he'll take his QO and become a FA in 2010, when everyone's cleared cap room for LeBron, Wade, and Bosh. Imagine, LeBron and Bynum as a 1-2 punch in Cleveland, with them having enough room to sign Bynum and then use their Bird Rights to sign James.

Hometeamrivals
09-10-2008, 01:51 AM
Lakers are in a no lose situation, if he get urt this year they will save money if he play to is ability they will pay

G-Funk
09-10-2008, 01:56 AM
But he's going to be the best center ever according to half the posters on this board, so 80 million seems like a bargain.

shoot urself

G-Funk
09-10-2008, 02:02 AM
80 mill is too much.

oldenpolynice
09-10-2008, 02:05 AM
the only center that is worth 80 million is dwight howard.

No. Freaking. Way.

Once he figures out some offensive post moves, then we can start talking about $80 million.

THE NATION
09-10-2008, 02:33 AM
No. Freaking. Way.

Once he figures out some offensive post moves, then we can start talking about $80 million.
Who is we? Are you Jim Buss.

Jim is that you?

You are not paying him so don't worry about it.

mamba24
09-10-2008, 02:39 AM
Career stats: 7.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.3bpg

07-08 stats: 13.1ppg, 10.2rpg, 2.1bpg....in 35 games.


"If I handle my business on the court, the business off the court will be handled. All we can do is wait on that; thatís up to my agent to handle," Bynum said...

Like he said if he handles his business on the court then all the off the court issues will be handled. if his production goes up by 6 points and 4 or 5 rebounds again he is worth every penny

mamba24
09-10-2008, 02:42 AM
No. Freaking. Way.

Once he figures out some offensive post moves, then we can start talking about $80 million.

you obviously never watched him. why do you think lakers fans are so high on this kid?????????? he has some really good foot work and a very good back to the basket game... its only getting better too

kid#8ô
09-10-2008, 03:20 AM
you obviously never watched him. why do you think lakers fans are so high on this kid?????????? he has some really good foot work and a very good back to the basket game... its only getting better too

:clap::clap::clap:

you're right they're not watching...

have patience on them my fellow laker fan...ANDREW will shut their ********** mouth this coming season...:cool:

Mallpha
09-10-2008, 03:31 AM
I would give him that money even if he didnt earn it yet the truth is big guy with that potential is pretty rare thing.

bigmac8675
09-10-2008, 03:59 AM
If he comes back heathly from that injury and plays like he was playing before he got hurt then give him the extension.

+1. Lets see it for a WHOLE SEASON!

FOBolous
09-10-2008, 10:45 AM
so can the Lakers afford him with Kobe, Gasol, and Odom on the books?



and isn't he a little too unproven to be demanding that much money?

barreleffact
09-10-2008, 10:49 AM
long story short, yes they can afford him. and no, he isnt too unproven IMO. but regardless they have till the season starts to decide if they want to give it to him now. they can still do an extension or redo his contract after the year anyway. idk if they can during the season, but i doubt bynum is going anywhere.

Tom81
09-10-2008, 11:13 AM
sick

Mr Wonderful
09-10-2008, 11:41 AM
Or Greg oden, if he turns out. But That is a lot of Money.

Oden? Are you serious? Just how many NBA games have you seen him play to even bring his name up?

BowDown32
09-10-2008, 11:50 AM
Give him the cash and watch him flop like Jerome James or Reggie Evans... Laker fans will be ecstatic to sign him to a long term deal. I personally think 80million is way too much for him. Give him a small contract then see how he turns out. Dude is gonna be good, but I'm not sure about THAT good.

JordansBulls
09-10-2008, 12:02 PM
Career stats: 7.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.3bpg

07-08 stats: 13.1ppg, 10.2rpg, 2.1bpg....in 35 games.

Well it is quite obvious that he is only after money so I don't see the Lakers unit staying in tact. After 2008-2009, it's either Kobe, Gasol and Odom or Kobe and Bynum. Which do you choose?

THE NATION
09-10-2008, 12:12 PM
Well it is quite obvious that he is only after money so I don't see the Lakers unit staying in tact. After 2008-2009, it's either Kobe, Gasol and Odom or Kobe and Bynum. Which do you choose?

Do you just make stuff up to sound smart? Dr. Buss has said that he is willing to pay the tax if the team is winning, and they seem to be winning. The only player that might not be on the team in 09-10 is Odom and that is because he is a free agent, but if he plays well at the 3 he might be back. Kobe, Bynum, and Gasol are going to be here for a while so get use to it.

barreleffact
09-10-2008, 12:20 PM
Well it is quite obvious that he is only after money so I don't see the Lakers unit staying in tact. After 2008-2009, it's either Kobe, Gasol and Odom or Kobe and Bynum. Which do you choose?

I dont think so. I could see Pau settling for less money to stay in contension the rest of his career. LA has shown him a lot of love. Maybe not the fans, but the management and team has definately. Odom might go but thats definately ok as long as you have your core 3

Hawkeye15
09-10-2008, 12:55 PM
This is old news being brought up again. Is he worth 80 million?? Nope. But Bogut and Biedrins aren't worth their deals, and LA will happily go over the cap to retain players. i would guess he will get in the neighborhood of 5 years, $70 million when all is said and done. That is way high for a guy who hasn't proven much, but they will want to lock him up before he becomes unrestricted next season.

Hawkeye15
09-10-2008, 12:56 PM
I dont think so. I could see au settling for less money to stay in contension the rest of his career. LA has shown him a lot of love. Maybe not the fans, but the management and team has definately. Odom might go but thats definately ok as long as you have your core 3

lots lof love?? I am sorry, but I would never be able to forget our star player calling me out, and wishing that I was traded for Jason Kidd.

THE NATION
09-10-2008, 12:59 PM
lots lof love?? I am sorry, but I would never be able to forget our star player calling me out, and wishing that I was traded for Jason Kidd.

I would trade you for Kidd in a second. We are talking Jason F'in Kidd.

barreleffact
09-10-2008, 01:03 PM
lots lof love?? I am sorry, but I would never be able to forget our star player calling me out, and wishing that I was traded for Jason Kidd.

i meant the management has shown pau love. but so what if kobe wanted bynum gone. at that time kidd was arguably the best all around and bynum was wasted potential. bynum showed up after so its all good. bynum heard what he needed to and even if i was talkin about bynum...the MANAGEMENT showed him love. they didnt trade him. Kobe doesnt run anything. He couldnt get himself traded either. so what

29$JerZ
09-10-2008, 01:19 PM
80 Million = 6yr 13,333,333 a yr contract

Good luck with that

barreleffact
09-10-2008, 01:22 PM
80 Million = 6yr 13,333,333 a yr contract

Good luck with that

i think its 80 mil over 5 yrs. but why do people think LA can't or wont do it? i mean kwame made 10 mil a year and bynum's already far above him

DQL
09-10-2008, 01:43 PM
wow 13-10 in only 35 games and already demanded an all-star contract? He'd better show more than that in order to receive that kind of money

anpmp
09-10-2008, 03:21 PM
wow 13-10 in only 35 games and already demanded an all-star contract? He'd better show more than that in order to receive that kind of money

Bynum averaged:
59.3 FG%, 11.4 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 1.5 bpg in 15 games in November
66.1 FG%, 13.9 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 2.7 bpg in 13 games in December
70.0 FG%, 17.3 ppg, 12.2 rpg, 2.3 bpg in 6 games in January (which includes the game he got injured in)

You may notice a mostly upward trend in terms of his stats. If you watched his regular season games last year, you would have seen him playing at an all-star level just before his injury.

I would be willing to pay him $16 million a year based on his January stats and the fact that he was improving week to week as the season progressed. Oh, and I forgot to metion, he can shoot free throws which is a rarity among centers.

Hawkeye15
09-10-2008, 03:33 PM
i meant the management has shown pau love. but so what if kobe wanted bynum gone. at that time kidd was arguably the best all around and bynum was wasted potential. bynum showed up after so its all good. bynum heard what he needed to and even if i was talkin about bynum...the MANAGEMENT showed him love. they didnt trade him. Kobe doesnt run anything. He couldnt get himself traded either. so what

Kidd was already way on the decline. And obviously Kobe doesn't run anything, or does he? He drove Shaq out with his antics. My point was a 19 year old kid doesn't need their best player calling him out, and saying his game is *****. That is not a leader. Kobe is great when things are good, and a total scumbag when things aren't going his way.

Lost Art
09-10-2008, 03:53 PM
He should get about 10 million per year IMO.............or he should play this season out under his current contract and earn the extra dough. Besides, he's a RESTRICTED free agent next season.........if he wants that kind of money why wouldn't the Lakers just wait to see how the season plays out and then match other teams offers for him? If someone offers him $80 million next season then so be it, we'll match. But I don't see why we should pay him that kind of money right now :confused:

MiamiHeat
09-10-2008, 03:55 PM
If he proves himself this year, I will give him that money

sep11ie
09-10-2008, 03:58 PM
He's OVER RATED

sep11ie
09-10-2008, 03:59 PM
16 million a year for 6 January games. Relly man, can I buy pot from you?

Hawkeye15
09-10-2008, 04:00 PM
He should get about 10 million per year IMO.............or he should play this season out under his current contract and earn the extra dough. Besides, he's a RESTRICTED free agent next season.........if he wants that kind of money why wouldn't the Lakers just wait to see how the season plays out and then match other teams offers for him? If someone offers him $80 million next season then so be it, we'll match. But I don't see why we should pay him that kind of money right now :confused:

if he is restricted next year, then they should not resign him until next summer. Let him set his market value this season, and prove he is worth the max

sep11ie
09-10-2008, 04:03 PM
And look at his January games:Jan 13 MEM W 100-99 1 19:59 5 7 71.4 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 8 9 3 0 0 0 0 10
Jan 11 MIL W 110-105 1 37:20 10 13 76.9 0 0 0.0 5 8 62.5 6 11 17 2 0 0 3 1 25
Jan 9 @ NOR W 109-80 1 28:14 8 10 80.0 0 0 0.0 1 2 50.0 2 7 9 4 0 0 3 3 17
Jan 8 @ MEM W 117-101 1 28:40 5 11 45.5 0 0 0.0 2 2 100.0 3 6 9 1 1 0 1 2 12
Jan 6 IND W 112-96 1 34:08 8 11 72.7 0 0 0.0 7 9 77.8 3 10 13 2 3 0 4 3 23
Jan 4 PHI W 124-93 1 29:09 6 8 75.0 0 0 0.0 5 6 83.3 2 14 16 4 5 0 3 0 17

Real tough defensive teams there

RoyalG333
09-10-2008, 04:03 PM
Kidd was already way on the decline. And obviously Kobe doesn't run anything, or does he? He drove Shaq out with his antics. My point was a 19 year old kid doesn't need their best player calling him out, and saying his game is *****. That is not a leader. Kobe is great when things are good, and a total scumbag when things aren't going his way.

scumbag maybe, but it lit a fire under Bynums arse and he worked his butt off in the off season last year. Thats why when he came in, he just kept getting better and better to the point where Kobe said with Bynum, they are a championship caliber team. So call him scumbag if you want, but I think Kobe was just challenging his teammates.

HuskerTB
09-10-2008, 04:19 PM
I'm a Laker fan and if Andrew Bynum proves that he's truly 100% healthy and still motivated to get better than I would give him the 80 million contract extension. I know people just want to bash him, but if you watched him play last year, it was easy to see his improvement game by game.

Rome
09-10-2008, 04:29 PM
Not worth that type of contract yet. Heard they wanted to see if he could play at the same level after his injury and still produce solid numbers before offering the max.

I say wait it out till next off season and see how he produces this year.

Lone Maverick
09-10-2008, 04:31 PM
According to this forum he should get twice that.

Seriously though wait till next off season and see how he does.

anpmp
09-10-2008, 05:24 PM
And look at his January games:Jan 13 MEM W 100-99 1 19:59 5 7 71.4 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 8 9 3 0 0 0 0 10
Jan 11 MIL W 110-105 1 37:20 10 13 76.9 0 0 0.0 5 8 62.5 6 11 17 2 0 0 3 1 25
Jan 9 @ NOR W 109-80 1 28:14 8 10 80.0 0 0 0.0 1 2 50.0 2 7 9 4 0 0 3 3 17
Jan 8 @ MEM W 117-101 1 28:40 5 11 45.5 0 0 0.0 2 2 100.0 3 6 9 1 1 0 1 2 12
Jan 6 IND W 112-96 1 34:08 8 11 72.7 0 0 0.0 7 9 77.8 3 10 13 2 3 0 4 3 23
Jan 4 PHI W 124-93 1 29:09 6 8 75.0 0 0 0.0 5 6 83.3 2 14 16 4 5 0 3 0 17

Real tough defensive teams there

If it's really that easy to average 17ppg-12rpg-2.3bpg while shooting 70% from the field against such teams, can you name at least one other player who did that over a 6-game span and who is making less than $16 million per year?

JPHX
09-10-2008, 05:51 PM
80 mil?! how about minimum wage.

sep11ie
09-10-2008, 05:53 PM
Jan 26 PHI L 96-103 1 35:16 8 12 66.7 0 0 0.0 1 2 50.0 9 7 16 0 2 0 1 3 17
Jan 25 @ CHI W 90-77 1 41:18 10 13 76.9 0 0 0.0 1 1 100.0 2 14 16 3 4 0 4 5 21
Jan 23 DAL L 95-102 1 38:09 9 16 56.3 0 0 0.0 1 3 33.3 3 7 10 0 1 0 1 5 19
Jan 21 SAS L 86-95 1 29:53 10 14 71.4 0 0 0.0 1 1 100.0 6 4 10 1 1 1 1 4 21
Jan 19 MEM W 105-87 1 29:14 5 10 50.0 0 0 0.0 1 2 50.0 1 5 6 1 4 1 3 5 11
Jan 18 @ NOR L 84-112 1 25:54 6 10 60.0 0 0 0.0 1 2 50.0 2 5 7 0 1 1 1 5 13

Emeka Okafor

Made 5.4 million last year.

Isiah Thomas
09-10-2008, 06:02 PM
i dont know man bynum can be an amazing player... but i dont think he is a 80 million dollar player. He has the tom brady syndrom. which is basically you get put into an amazing situation with an amazing coach and a great team around you.. Ben rothisberger won a nfl superbowl because of this situation. Throw Bynum on abbout 20 other teams it would have been more like 8 or 9 ppg. Common every is doubling kobe of course he is going to be open. Triangle offense is the key.... F bynum and his 80 mill... Elton brand didnt get his 80 mil on potential. He is the real deal.

bynum should settle for about 65 million unless he breaks out and does 18-13-3 next season... before he goes loco and asks for Tim Duncan money.


by the way what is his potential at his prime 22-12-3??? he deservers more than 80 for that but he wont be there until he is about 25-26

Cavs_Fan24
09-10-2008, 06:08 PM
wow he is NOT getting that much $$
forget that..

THE NATION
09-10-2008, 06:12 PM
wow he is NOT getting that much $$
forget that..

Ill make you a SIG bet that he gets between $70 and $80 million.

anpmp
09-10-2008, 06:19 PM
Jan 26 PHI L 96-103 1 35:16 8 12 66.7 0 0 0.0 1 2 50.0 9 7 16 0 2 0 1 3 17
Jan 25 @ CHI W 90-77 1 41:18 10 13 76.9 0 0 0.0 1 1 100.0 2 14 16 3 4 0 4 5 21
Jan 23 DAL L 95-102 1 38:09 9 16 56.3 0 0 0.0 1 3 33.3 3 7 10 0 1 0 1 5 19
Jan 21 SAS L 86-95 1 29:53 10 14 71.4 0 0 0.0 1 1 100.0 6 4 10 1 1 1 1 4 21
Jan 19 MEM W 105-87 1 29:14 5 10 50.0 0 0 0.0 1 2 50.0 1 5 6 1 4 1 3 5 11
Jan 18 @ NOR L 84-112 1 25:54 6 10 60.0 0 0 0.0 1 2 50.0 2 5 7 0 1 1 1 5 13

Emeka Okafor

Made 5.4 million last year.


Essentially Emeka's averages over this 6-game span is:
64%fg-17.0ppg-10.8rpg-1.8bpg

Not as good as Bynum's last 6 games (which includes the injury game):
70%fg-17.3ppg-12.0rpg-2.3bpg

Considering that Bynum was a better free throw shooter and passer than Okafor during that 6-game span (74%ft-2.7apg vs. 54%ft-0.8apg), I'd say that Okafor is a poor man's Bynum based on stats alone.

Hawkeye15
09-10-2008, 07:01 PM
scumbag maybe, but it lit a fire under Bynums arse and he worked his butt off in the off season last year. Thats why when he came in, he just kept getting better and better to the point where Kobe said with Bynum, they are a championship caliber team. So call him scumbag if you want, but I think Kobe was just challenging his teammates.

he was not challenging his teammates. He demanded a trade when they wouldn't trade him for Kidd. Demanded. And whatever, this is not a thread about Kobe. Bynum will be a decent center. I just don't think there is any way he is worth that money. But, if others around the league are getting ridic contracts, then he will too. And we can criticize him for it, but Bogut, Biedrins, and a handful of others got a bs contract too

ARMIN12NBA
09-10-2008, 07:18 PM
Well it is quite obvious that he is only after money so I don't see the Lakers unit staying in tact. After 2008-2009, it's either Kobe, Gasol and Odom or Kobe and Bynum. Which do you choose?

JBs hate on the Lakers exemplified at its finest.

1) The agent said this.
2) Buss is going to keep the core group is staying in tact. Lamar can't demand enough money on the open market so the Lakers will end up resigning him. Gasol is on the books for the next three years as is Kobe unless he opts out.

BTW--Bynum is not after the money. Bynum said he wanted to take a pay-cut so the Lakers could have more flexibility in the cap, which prompted his agent to lash out and say that he is just a young kid who has no idea what he is talking about. Bynum is not interested in the money. The agent is interested in his % though.

_Sn1P3r_
09-10-2008, 07:22 PM
Dam that's a lotta money. If he gets that good of a payday after like a half-season, he better perform well and up to the potential people think he has. He can be a really great big man but he is the 3rd or 4th option so we'll see how his stats turn out.

Hawkeye15
09-10-2008, 07:34 PM
JBs hate on the Lakers exemplified at its finest.

1) The agent said this.
2) Buss is going to keep the core group is staying in tact. Lamar can't demand enough money on the open market so the Lakers will end up resigning him. Gasol is on the books for the next three years as is Kobe unless he opts out.

BTW--Bynum is not after the money. Bynum said he wanted to take a pay-cut so the Lakers could have more flexibility in the cap, which prompted his agent to lash out and say that he is just a young kid who has no idea what he is talking about. Bynum is not interested in the money. The agent is interested in his % though.

You are right in the fact that Bynum is not seeking this money, his agent is. I would assume Bynum will accept a contract for less money.

THE NATION
09-10-2008, 07:41 PM
You are right in the fact that Bynum is not seeking this money, his agent is. I would assume Bynum will accept a contract for less money.

That is why he is paying his agent, to get the most money he can, to get market value. Right market value for a 20 year old 7 foot 285 pound center is about $80 million just compared to what lesser players have recieved.

Hawkeye15
09-10-2008, 07:49 PM
That is why he is paying his agent, to get the most money he can, to get market value. Right market value for a 20 year old 7 foot 285 pound center is about $80 million just compared to what lesser players have recieved.

well, market value is set on what is out there. And with the monster free agent market coming in 2010, unless Bynum proves he is a total stud this season, his value will not be a max contract. Bosh, LeBron, Wade, etc. are all coming out. Now, a team like Minnesota or Memphis for example, may offer him a huge deal if he proves he is the real deal, but the Lakers have, and will go over the salary cap to keep their players, so him leaving is doubtful at this point.

IversonIsKrazy
09-10-2008, 08:52 PM
$80m for how many years??

Hawkeye15
09-10-2008, 08:55 PM
$80m for how many years??

5

JPHX
09-10-2008, 09:00 PM
$80m for how many years??

probably half a year.

dont you think bynum shouldnt be asking that much from his team. how about 50-60mill tops if that. im sure thats enough to put bread on the table. i mean i have no problem him asking for an extension, he deserves it. he is the future of the team. but if he gets paid less lakers can go after other great role players to become a deeper team in the future. he can get all the money he can and be very rich but be very rich without a ring.

Hawkeye15
09-10-2008, 09:20 PM
probably half a year.

dont you think bynum shouldnt be asking that much from his team. how about 50-60mill tops if that. im sure thats enough to put bread on the table. i mean i have no problem him asking for an extension, he deserves it. he is the future of the team. but if he gets paid less lakers can go after other great role players to become a deeper team in the future. he can get all the money he can and be very rich but be very rich without a ring.

Al Jefferson signed a 5 year, 60 million dollar deal. While I don't even think Bynum is worth that at this point, that is far more reasonable.

sep11ie
09-11-2008, 01:51 PM
Essentially Emeka's averages over this 6-game span is:
64%fg-17.0ppg-10.8rpg-1.8bpg

Not as good as Bynum's last 6 games (which includes the injury game):
70%fg-17.3ppg-12.0rpg-2.3bpg

Considering that Bynum was a better free throw shooter and passer than Okafor during that 6-game span (74%ft-2.7apg vs. 54%ft-0.8apg), I'd say that Okafor is a poor man's Bynum based on stats alone.

But almost 11 million less

But I think he just got a 5 year 70 million dollar deal himself.

anpmp
09-11-2008, 02:11 PM
But almost 11 million less

But I think he just got a 5 year 70 million dollar deal himself.

I think Okafor is getting $70 million over 6 years, which works out to about $12 million a year. Since I consider Bynum to be a better player than Okafor in every aspect of the game, it's not a stretch to imagine that he could command $15-$16 million a year.

KeithLBC
09-11-2008, 02:17 PM
I think it's hillarious that most of you think you have a choice in this matter. It's not like the money's coming out of any of our pockets, and nobody here has any say in what he gets, so why does it matter?

anpmp
09-11-2008, 02:30 PM
I think it's hillarious that most of you think you have a choice in this matter. It's not like the money's coming out of any of our pockets, and nobody here has any say in what he gets, so why does it matter?

Talking about how much money a player should make is just a time-passing discussion to get through the long off-season. There are even discussions during the regular season among fans as to who should win MVP, what trades should be made, etc.

None of these fans get a say in the eventual outcome. They simply like to discuss it. I'm not sure what you find hillarious about this.

Nexus
09-11-2008, 02:39 PM
Over 80 years?

KeithLBC
09-11-2008, 03:02 PM
Talking about how much money a player should make is just a time-passing discussion to get through the long off-season. There are even discussions during the regular season among fans as to who should win MVP, what trades should be made, etc.

None of these fans get a say in the eventual outcome. They simply like to discuss it. I'm not sure what you find hillarious about this.


I find it funny that people get so worked up during their discussions when in reality, it doesn't affect them at all. If I think that Bynum should make 80M, why should I have to justify it, or convince the next poster that he should make that amount?

sep11ie
09-12-2008, 02:53 PM
Thats what makes it a discussion forum. Whats the point of being on here if your not gonna discuss your opinions. I think your opinion about discussing opinions is stupid.