I understand what you're saying, but I don't think Bynum is a good option for us. Hes immesely talented, but just a headcase IMO.
Its the off-season, and we are in between summer league and preseason, so bear with me for a second. I don't believe Bynum signed an extension when being traded to the 76ers, which means he will be an UFA next year. I don' know the exact numbers, but I think if used our team options on X, Warrick, and Aminu that we would have enough to sign him. And if that's not enough we also have the option on Lopez. I think getting Bynum while keeping our core guys (Davis, Rivers, Gordon, Anderson) we would be instant title contenders. What do you guys think?
Just thinking about that front court makes my pants moist.
Alot has obviously changed since the article was published, but here was Bynum's stance on the Hornets in February:
Given his personality and injury history, I'd say the odds are significantly stacked against Bynum coming to New Orleans."I definitely don’t know what’s going on with the team, but I definitely don’t want to be there,’’ Bynum said.
Bynum also mistakenly made a reference about the Hornets possibly being under consideration for contraction.
Last edited by RaisingTheBar; 08-13-2012 at 07:14 PM.
I don't wanna go to work everyday but I do because of the paycheck I receive. I'm sure any player would consider playing in New Orleans for a max contract. You could do a lot worse..
Bynum will go to the team that pays him the most. Philly has the upper hand there since they can offer him more than anyone else.
I bet his answer would be different, but I still don't like Bynum himself. If by some crazy set of circumstances he wound up here, I'd root for him to play well and all, but until then? Not really worrying about him.
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I don't think he would fit into our future plans... But Bynum is the type of guy you adjust your plans for. I don't think its realistic, but I assure you Demps will explore all scenarios.
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I think long-term Davis and Anderson is the frontcourt we're gonna see.
Emeka Okafor - Joe Smith - Carmelo Anthony - Manu Ginobili - Jason Williams
Al Jefferson - James Posey - Aaron McKie - Shaun Livingston
Demps the chess master is like 4 moves ahead.
Last edited by Mr. West; 08-13-2012 at 09:33 PM.
Agreed about SF. Hopefully Aminu, X or Miller steps up enough to be a decent starter in the league, though I wouldn't bet on it. Aminu's got the best shot.
i would never want to take anyone who would cheap shot someone as bad as he did to j.j. barrea when they got swept by the mavs
It's been very slooooow on here the past couple of weeks, just trying to spark some kind of debate.
I think Demps felt Bynum would never come here.
He must have targeted Anderson before FA started. The Rivers pick makes alot of sense now since he did feel a need long-term at PG. There wasn't a SF available at that spot. With Davis, Anderson, and Gordon, the team didn't need Lamb, Leonard, Henson, etc at that spot.
I wouldn't be surprised if Bynum ends up staying in Philly. They are talented enough to be competitive, he's from the area and it seems to be the kinda fan base that could get excited about his head-case-iness.
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