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Rumor: Andrew Bynum might be heading to New York which team it is has not been confirmed
Source: Bynum was shipped out of town for a 1st and two 4th round picks
Bynum is joining the Cavs good night.
So hypothetically, the Cavs might look like:Irving??Tristan ThompsonAndrew Bynum
Cleveland CavaliersPG - Kyrie Irving, Chauncey Billups, Earl WatsonSG - Landry Fields, George Hill, Sam YoungSF - Luol Deng, Jeff GreenPF - Kris Humphries, Brandon Bass, Matt BonnerC - Andrew Bynum, Nenad Krstic
Quote from: IndeedProceed on February 16, 2013, 01:58:46 AMSo hypothetically, the Cavs might look like:Irving??Tristan ThompsonAndrew BynumWas there a Kyrie + Bynum tandem before? Last year maybe?
Quote from: Who on February 16, 2013, 02:12:00 AMQuote from: IndeedProceed on February 16, 2013, 01:58:46 AMSo hypothetically, the Cavs might look like:Irving??Tristan ThompsonAndrew BynumWas there a Kyrie + Bynum tandem before? Last year maybe?Maybe, can't remember.Again, hypothetically, since no trade has yet been approved, here is how Id see it. Andrew Bynum is a lot of things. Potentially injury prone, potentially problematic in the lockerroom, terrible neighbor. But he's shown himself to be a 20-10 all-star, elite defender among centers, and he's supposed to return after the break. I can't fathom a situation that might arise where I would (hypothetically) have the potential to acquire a center with a track record of 20-10 who has not yet reached his ceiling in the draft. Injury prone or no, the remaining high-ceiling centers are nowhere near as dominant offensively as Andrew Bynum. While ideally Id prefer a better stretch 4 next to Bynum, Thompson won't stop rebounding , converting in transition, or working the P&R. On the other side, i (hypothetically) acquire a potential 20 pt scorer, 10+ rebounder, and elite defender at the 5 to build around Irving long-term.
Quote from: Lucky17 on February 16, 2013, 12:06:58 AMQuote from: ronaldo943 on February 15, 2013, 11:53:50 PMTrading Andrew Bynum for a firstHe'd be an intriguing frontcourt complement to LMA.I disagree, A.Bynum would be bad for Aldridge just like A.Bynum was bad for Pau Gasol. Sticking Aldridge alongside a low-post-only big man forces Aldridge to spend a larger proportion of his time and receive a larger portion of touches and shot attempts further away from the basket. More time in that 15-22 foot range than in that 6-12 foot range. Which creates lower quality scoring opportunities which leads to both lower scoring numbers and lower scoring efficiency. It makes Aldridge less of a threat offensively. Easier to defend against. Less of a matchup problem. You want to get Aldridge alongside a big man who has an inside-outside game (like Marc Gasol) or someone who plays mainly away from the hoop. Avoid guys who only have value offensively 5 foot from the basket (at least in important / big minute roles).
Quote from: ronaldo943 on February 15, 2013, 11:53:50 PMTrading Andrew Bynum for a firstHe'd be an intriguing frontcourt complement to LMA.
Trading Andrew Bynum for a first
Sources: Randolph has been traded.
Sources: Randolph has been traded
Im looking for versatile high-character guys at the 2 and 3 who can compensate for Irving's sub-par passing...