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Ty Fast
11-12-2012, 11:01 AM
With his history of injuries would you give him the max? Once he played 82 and last year he play 60 or 66 missing 4 games for almost killing JJ Barea. Other than that he played in 46, 35, 50, 65, 54, and not playing at all this year. I really like him and I think he has a ton of potential but I would not give him a max deal.

Heediot
11-12-2012, 11:03 AM
This will be an even bigger max deal in comparison to his first. In a perfect world I wouldn't, but in this nba economy, you have to take that chance with his potential.

KnicksorBust
11-12-2012, 11:04 AM
Yes because if he plays to his potential he's worth it.

Ty Fast
11-12-2012, 11:05 AM
Yes because if he plays to his potential he's worth it.

first he has to get on the court and so far he hasnt

nycericanguy
11-12-2012, 11:06 AM
Anyone else find it odd how quiet PHI has been about him? He was supposed to be out "3 weeks" for "precautionary" reasons, and that was what, 2 months ago? And not a word from PHI since, and not even a timetable for his return?

I guess this was the risk PHI took, but I have a feeling Bynum is hurt more than they are saying, and they are hiding it for PR reasons.

KnicksorBust
11-12-2012, 11:12 AM
first he has to get on the court and so far he hasnt

Obviously. That's the risk you run. The skill is there. So you'd pass on him ?

nycericanguy
11-12-2012, 11:15 AM
Obviously. That's the risk you run. The skill is there. So you'd pass on him ?

Bynum was a good fit in LA because he had Kobe & Gasol, but giving Bynum a MAX deal as the franchise cornerstone is not a good idea. The chances of him being able to play through regular seasons AND playoffs and carrying the weight of the team and staying healthy are just so slim.

KnicksorBust
11-12-2012, 11:20 AM
Bynum was a good fit in LA because he had Kobe & Gasol, but giving Bynum a MAX deal as the franchise cornerstone is not a good idea. The chances of him being able to play through regular seasons AND playoffs and carrying the weight of the team and staying healthy are just so slim.

I'd curious why you feel Bynum was a good fit in LA.

nycericanguy
11-12-2012, 11:32 AM
I'd curious why you feel Bynum was a good fit in LA.

because LA didnt need him to be the man, took alot of workload off him. If he missed 20-30 games a year it wasnt a big deal.

PHI is asking him to be the franchise cornerstone...

KnicksorBust
11-12-2012, 11:35 AM
because LA didnt need him to be the man, took alot of workload off him. If he missed 20-30 games a year it wasnt a big deal.

PHI is asking him to be the franchise cornerstone...

And what about his game makes you believe he can't handle that? Is it simply the injuries? Or you just don't believe he can be a franchise player?

Swashcuff
11-12-2012, 11:38 AM
Well if you just traded your first round pick and your team's best player for someone you'd want to keep that player long term wouldn't you? The only way you're going to do so is if you offer him what all the other teams who are serious about getting him will offer. That's the max.

For a chance at a player who is potentially the 2nd best big man in the NBA I'd offer the max in today's NBA.

nycericanguy
11-12-2012, 11:38 AM
And what about his game makes you believe he can't handle that? Is it simply the injuries? Or you just don't believe he can be a franchise player?

the injuries man, we all know Bynum can put up 20 & 10 when healthy.

injuries aside his maturity is also kind of a question mark, if he can lead by example. but injuries of course are #1.

it would be like NY counting on Amare as the franchise player...well sort of.

kyubi256
11-12-2012, 11:41 AM
The injuries is a big risk though. As you get older with those injuries... You normally won't get better.

KnicksorBust
11-12-2012, 11:41 AM
the injuries man, we all know Bynum can put up 20 & 10 when healthy.

injuries aside his maturity is also kind of a question mark, if he can lead by example. but injuries of course are #1.

it would be like NY counting on Amare as the franchise player...well sort of.

Didn't we already do that? :)

So if I told you that you were getting 82 games of Bynum, then you max him without hesitation?

macc
11-12-2012, 11:46 AM
Yes, bea that's what the market dictates. The market will always dictate what players are worth. I don't see many other 7ft guys with that ability floating around the NBA. Besides it's not a matter of would ever team give him the max, only one team has to do it for him to be considered a max player.

mjt20mik
11-12-2012, 12:24 PM
Skill and talent is there. Just a question of whether he remains healthy or not. Eitherway, I think he gets the max deal hands down.

thenaj17
11-12-2012, 12:48 PM
And what about his game makes you believe he can't handle that? Is it simply the injuries? Or you just don't believe he can be a franchise player?

Anyone who watched The Lakers last year should realise Bynum can't handle a double team. The odd occasion he was doubled, he failed miserably. Kobe and Pau took a ton of pressure off Bynum. Bynum's FG% on 1on1 post ups would be really low if someone checked it out.

His points and FG% were only so high because of alley oops, put backs and dunks set up by either Kobe or Pau. He was extremely good at getting into those positions, don't think i'm knocking him too much but he's not a number 1.

RaiderLakersA's
11-12-2012, 12:57 PM
No. You have to be on the floor to earn that kind of payout. To tie up that much salary in a player who has only played one full season -- and a contracted season, at that -- is a gamble that I would not make.

iInsulin
11-12-2012, 01:01 PM
Bynum out for another 5 more weeks is what they just said on Sportscenter.

cuttydoesit6
11-12-2012, 01:12 PM
nooo

dk about anyone else but if i were a gm id try my hardest to stay away from the completely injury prone players. eric gordan, bynum, etc...

no matter the talent, worthless when they're ridin the bench in street clothes every week

Stinkyoutsider
11-12-2012, 02:24 PM
I voted no but it's such a chance to take? When he's healthy and focused, I think he's every bit the franchise player and should be paid like it.

But, I can't give a guy a max deal if I can't trust and count on him to carry the team. And that involves being available to play 90% of the time or so.

Baller1
11-12-2012, 02:25 PM
No.

LAKERMANIA
11-12-2012, 02:26 PM
I would if I somehow knew he wouldn't be injured too often... But since there is no way of knowing that, probably not..

koberulesall
11-12-2012, 02:30 PM
Injured Bynum

jericho
11-12-2012, 02:38 PM
no but somebody will

Hawkeye15
11-12-2012, 03:11 PM
Nope, but he is going to get it. That is today's NBA. He has the potential if he can stay healthy, but 7 footers who struggle with various leg injuries when young don't usually just become healthy later.

Lake_Show2416
11-12-2012, 04:35 PM
i think u have too, there's a limited amount of star players in this league & u hold onto them if u can

GiantsSwaGG
11-12-2012, 04:40 PM
Obviously. That's the risk you run. The skill is there. So you'd pass on him ?

I guess you haven't learn from the Amare situation

Lakers4life08
11-12-2012, 04:44 PM
Brook F Lopez got max....Bynum will get max easy,if not in Philly,other teams will offer him max....dudes like Fields making 6-7 mln $$ a year and they can't make open layup.....

b@llhog24
11-13-2012, 02:02 PM
He's worth it talent wise, but the guy just can't stay on the court.

Greedy22
11-13-2012, 02:37 PM
No way, too injury prone. He will get 1 and I hope he lives up to it, but his injury history suggests otherwise.

RipCity32
11-13-2012, 02:41 PM
Someone will give it to him I just wouldnt want it to be my team it sucks pretty bad when your financially hancuffed and your not getting production.

king4day
11-13-2012, 02:48 PM
Nobody will question that it's a risk. If you want to become an elite franchise, you need an elite player. Minus the injury, Bynum is someone you can build around and win a title with. So it's worth taking that chance.

THE MTL
11-13-2012, 02:53 PM
You do know that bynum max is over 20 million per year right. He is way too big of a risk to sacrifice so much cap.

Money_23
11-13-2012, 03:05 PM
Not until he shows me that he pours all of his effort onto the court every night. The kid only shows up half the time. Let's be honest, no one wants someone with the mind of a 15 year old, especially with a max.

KB-Pau-DH2012
11-13-2012, 03:16 PM
With the way the new CBA is constructed and how he's going to have major knee issues the rest of his career...nope!

PleaseBeNice
11-13-2012, 03:35 PM
no ****ing way

Captain Moroni
11-13-2012, 03:39 PM
Yes because if he plays to his potential he's worth it.

That's what they about eddy curry years ago

Lake_Show2416
11-13-2012, 04:48 PM
That's what they about eddy curry years ago

Cheese Burger Eddy shouldnt even be mentioned in the same breath as Bynum, that guy was always a joke

Evolution23
11-13-2012, 05:11 PM
I'll sign him as my 3 point specialist. He can catch and shoot 3's on the break.

KnicksorBust
11-13-2012, 05:18 PM
I guess you haven't learn from the Amare situation

Yeah that one example really should dictate my opinion on all future contracts. The ironic thing is without the Amar'e deal we wouldn't be the team we are today.


That's what they about eddy curry years ago


Be serious. Bynum's last few seasons have shown more 2way ability than Eddy Curry ever showed. And this is coming from someone who saw Eddy Curry's best season.

Bravo95
11-13-2012, 05:58 PM
Talented but he really seems like a guy will completely check out mentally once he gets his big payday.

Gram
11-13-2012, 06:02 PM
Andrew Bynum.

HowFit
11-13-2012, 07:21 PM
No way! Too injury prone...