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Old 12-19-2012, 10:51 PM   #1
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Default Dwight Howard vs Andrew Bynum

At this point, we have all watched both, Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum enough to be able to make judgements and compare the two players.

1) Barring injuries, who would you build your team around?

2) Who is the better player?

3) Who is the better offensive low post player?

4) Who is the best defensive player?

5) What is the prime for these guys going to look like?

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1) I would build my team around Bynum if he was not injury prone. I feel like he can control a game on both ends of the court WHEN this kid is motivated. Keep in mind I used the keyword: "WHEN".

2) This question is a bit loaded here. In my opinion, Dwight Howard is the best hustle player in the entire NBA. So great at hustling, that it made this man a superstar. Every game this man, as dumb as some of his plays are, pours in 110% effort on both ends and his availability is the most valuable thing he can bring.

Bynum is a better free throw shooter, can score down low in multiple ways, and is very strong from the bottom up. Dwight is strong, but he still doesn't have that lower body strength that can push other big guys around.

3) I believe when healthy, this area goes to Andrew Bynum, who has been known to score on 3, even 4 defenders on occasion. He's strong, and combine that with the fact he uses his lengthy arms to his advantages most of the time. He doesn't get stripped and can really keep his composure down low.

4) As I already mentioned, Dwight Howard, to me, is the best hustling big man in all of the NBA. His effort has rewarded him on a game by game basis. It shows in the stat sheet, and he uses the gifts given to him, and even maximizes his potential. Its great to have a guy like that on your team.

5) I am not sure if we have seen the best of both. Not yet. Dwight Howard has always been on teams with other shooters and scorers. I am anxious to see just what he can do if he averaged 20 shots per game. We have seen what Bynum can do on 20+ shots, but we have not had the opportunity to witness him take 20+ shots a game either.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: Dwight Howard vs Andrew Bynum

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At this point, we have all watched both, Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum enough to be able to make judgements and compare the two players.

1) Barring injuries, who would you build your team around?

2) Who is the better player?

3) Who is the better offensive low post player?

4) Who is the best defensive player?

5) What is the prime for these guys going to look like?

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1) I would build my team around Bynum if he was not injury prone. I feel like he can control a game on both ends of the court WHEN this kid is motivated. Keep in mind I used the keyword: "WHEN".

2) This question is a bit loaded here. In my opinion, Dwight Howard is the best hustle player in the entire NBA. So great at hustling, that it made this man a superstar. Every game this man, as dumb as some of his plays are, pours in 110% effort on both ends and his availability is the most valuable thing he can bring.

Bynum is a better free throw shooter, can score down low in multiple ways, and is very strong from the bottom up. Dwight is strong, but he still doesn't have that lower body strength that can push other big guys around.

3) I believe when healthy, this area goes to Andrew Bynum, who has been known to score on 3, even 4 defenders on occasion. He's strong, and combine that with the fact he uses his lengthy arms to his advantages most of the time. He doesn't get stripped and can really keep his composure down low.

4) As I already mentioned, Dwight Howard, to me, is the best hustling big man in all of the NBA. His effort has rewarded him on a game by game basis. It shows in the stat sheet, and he uses the gifts given to him, and even maximizes his potential. Its great to have a guy like that on your team.

5) I am not sure if we have seen the best of both. Not yet. Dwight Howard has always been on teams with other shooters and scorers. I am anxious to see just what he can do if he averaged 20 shots per game. We have seen what Bynum can do on 20+ shots, but we have not had the opportunity to witness him take 20+ shots a game either.

Interesting stuff.......I just feel it is way too soon to evaluate anything.
What has Bynum really accomplished? Will he ever be healthy enough to show what we think he can do....or will his career end quickly like Oden?

Dwight's footwork has improved tremendously.....my guess is that Darvin Ham has been working with him, he really helped Bynum big time.
I see a huge improvement in Dwight's game including the hook shot......but unfortunately the coach doesn't want a center
I think the term "Hustle Guy" doesn't do Dwight justice.....he's so much more than that.....just being used poorly.....and I doubt he will ever average 17+ shots under this coach.

These things being said.....it seems pointless to discuss.
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These things being said.....it seems pointless to discuss.

Keeping the forum interesting.
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Keeping the forum interesting.

I completely get that and it's cool and all.....but Bynum hasn't even played as much as a pre-season game this year and Dwight has now apparently become our 4th option judging by the 10 shots he got. Surely there are more relevant things at this moment that haven't been addressed
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Default Re: Dwight Howard vs Andrew Bynum

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I completely get that and it's cool and all.....but Bynum hasn't even played as much as a pre-season game this year and Dwight has now apparently become our 4th option judging by the 10 shots he got. Surely there are more relevant things at this moment that haven't been addressed

It's good to have an occasional post on here that's not in a D'Antoni/Brown sucks thread (hypocritical, since I just posted in one, but still) or Gasol trade thread.

It's been months since a huge, franchise-altering trade involving Dwight/Drew as centerpieces took place, right? It's worth thinking about and looking forward on, even if (as you noted) neither's been at 100 percent this season.
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I completely get that and it's cool and all.....but Bynum hasn't even played as much as a pre-season game this year and Dwight has now apparently become our 4th option judging by the 10 shots he got. Surely there are more relevant things at this moment that haven't been addressed

So create the thread about the other things. I'd love to get my 2 cents in. its always fun to have the player comparison threads. At least I like them anyways.
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