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Old 02-25-2008, 10:40 AM   #31
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18ppg, 14rpg, 2.5apg, 2.5bpg. He'll be more Chris Kaman than Shaquille O'Neal
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:36 PM   #32
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Bynum will never be a true dominant center like Shaq, Hakeem, Wilt.

He is still very very raw on the offensive end. And he still picks up a lot of silly fouls, either trying to go for block shots or not moving his feet in the post.

It will be interesting to see him 5 years from now, when he will have to be the main option on the Lakers team (if the Lakers sign him).

He doesn't have a shot outside of dunk and hook inside 5 feet. His post moves isn't as fluid because he really doesn't have good footwork. If you see him play, a lot of times if the defender takes away his first move, he doesn't have a counter move to go to, and it almost always leads to a travelling call. Again, that's because he really isn't quick on his feet, his footwork is average at best.

I know Kareem is working with him on the sky hook, I don't know how effective Bynum will be with that shot, but he needs to develop some kind of 10-15 ft shot that defenders will respect. I never seen Wilt play so I can't comment on him. And Shaq is just pure force. But you look at most of the great post players of our time; Duncan, D. Robinson, Hakeem, Ewing, etc. They all have a decent to great post moves, counter moves, 10-15 jump shot to keep the defense honest.

With that said, outside of Dwight Howard, Bynum certainly can be an All-Star caliber player for a very long long time. If his knee is not as severe as most knee injuries are, especially for a 7 footer like him, he will probably be a 20 pts, 12 reb, 2-3 blks, 55-60 fg% for a good 6-8 seasons.
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:57 PM   #33
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Bynum always have high fieldgoal %%%. That alone benefits the team in crucial time.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:06 PM   #34
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Those are better than prime Shaq numbers. Let's be realistic, please.

I'd say he'll peak at 22-23.5 ppg/11.8-12.5 rpg/2.6-3.2 bpg/54-56.5% FG. Which is very dominant, especially considering the dearth of big man talent in the league nowadays.

He is already averaging over those rebound and block numbers per 40 minutes. As for FG% that would be a big drop. The reason I predict his scoring will increase so much is because he keeps improving at a rapid rate as far as offense and he has only played basketball for like 4 years. Just getting more touches and minutes alone will make his scoring go up a lot nevermind the natural big improvement a player makes when they get older. Plus we've never seen a legit 7'1", nearly 300 pound player with that kind of low post skill and athletisism who can also hit free throws. A player like that will get fouled a lot and Bynum will be knocking them down so he will score a lot in his prime. Those aren't better than prime Shaq numbers either. These are prime Shaq's numbers.

27.2-29.7 ppg, 12.7-13.9 rpg, 3.1-3.8 apg, 2.8-3.5 bpg, 57.2-59.9 FG%.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:16 PM   #35
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The question is:

Who in his age will be better?

Dwight
Amare
Al Jefferson
Oden?

Which means, he will be good, but not dominant.
A lesser version of Patrick Ewing, maybe.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:22 PM   #36
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18ppg, 14rpg, 2.5apg, 2.5bpg. He'll be more Chris Kaman than Shaquille O'Neal

agreed on numbers...people are high on Bynum ; just becuz heīs making 10 points in 10 min doesnt mean he can do 40 points in 40 min ;also just becuz hes makin 13 ppg at 20 yrs doesnt mean he will average 30 ppg at 25(wasnt Shaq averaging 24/14 at Bynum age ? ) .His high %fg mostly come from FREE dunks,he cant create his own shot and doesnt have post skillz .The dude just isnt that explosive or dominant...stop the age excuse ,look his Bubba face ;He is miles from Shaqs , Robinsos or Wilts ,he will not be even a Howard.
PS. at that guy predicting 28/14 ...easy on crack plz
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With Kareem working with him over the next couple years, the sky is the limit with this guy. He wont put up monster stats right now, maybe 7 years from now though he'll have to to carry his team.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:25 PM   #38
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He will average 23.7/13.3/2.6blks in his prime
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agreed on numbers...people are high on Bynum ; just becuz heīs making 10 points in 10 min doesnt mean he can do 40 points in 40 min ;also just becuz hes makin 13 ppg at 20 yrs doesnt mean he will average 30 ppg at 25(wasnt Shaq averaging 24/14 at Bynum age ? ) .His high %fg mostly come from FREE dunks,he cant create his own shot and doesnt have post skillz .The dude just isnt that explosive or dominant...stop the age excuse ,look his Bubba face ;He is miles from Shaqs , Robinsos or Wilts ,he will not be even a Howard.
PS. at that guy predicting 28/14 ...easy on crack plz

You have proven to be a moron. You can't compare him to a 20 year old Shaq because Shaq had 3 years of college experience and he had been playing basketball much longer. Bynum started playing basketball at 16 years old and skipped college getting drafted at 17 years old and he didn't even play much in his first season. What he is doing now aftre only 4 years of playing basketball is nothing short of incredible.
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You have proven to be a moron. You can't compare him to a 20 year old Shaq because Shaq had 3 years of college experience and he had been playing basketball much longer. Bynum started playing basketball at 16 years old and skipped college getting drafted at 17 years old and he didn't even play much in his first season. What he is doing now aftre only 4 years of playing basketball is nothing short of incredible.

No, you can't compare him to Shaq... because Shaq at 20 was bigger, stronger, faster, quicker, more athletic, more explosive, more skilled...

Bynum will never even come close to Shaq's rookie year, let alone one of his prime seasons.
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You have proven to be a moron. You can't compare him to a 20 year old Shaq because Shaq had 3 years of college experience and he had been playing basketball much longer. Bynum started playing basketball at 16 years old and skipped college getting drafted at 17 years old and he didn't even play much in his first season. What he is doing now aftre only 4 years of playing basketball is nothing short of incredible.

u are the moron here ; predicting top big manīs numbers for Bynum based only on years of BB,wieght,height,wingspan or whatever ;just watch him play,heīs a big body with averaged athleticism making free dunks ;3/4 years of nba ?STILL 0 POST moves ?when he will start to learn then ?
keep ur pants on

cant wait for the next years with the new age excuses (omg hes only 22!omg hes only 23 give time to the kid! )
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I think he'll be a Laker for life, cause they way they have stood by that kid, I don't see him leaving at all. With him playing with Kobe for at least another 5 years, coached by Phil for a few more years, and working with Kareem, he has alot of potential. I say he'll be at least a 24/12 guy at some point in his career. Its nice to see the return of the center by the way. Howard, Bynum, Oden, Stoudemire, Jefferson will dominate for like the next 10 years, and we still got at least another 5 years of Yao left.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:14 PM   #43
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You guys talk like Bynum is Tyson Chandler, he isn't. He can score on his own, has advanced low post skills, and for over a month was playing at a 18-20 ppg/11 rpg rate.

And whoever said Bynum had no post skills does not watch him enough. He's got the drop step, lefty hook, righty hook, baseline spin, plus Kareem said Bynum has a lot more in his arsenal that he hasn't pulled out yet.

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u are the moron here ; predicting top big manīs numbers for Bynum based only on years of BB,wieght,height,wingspan or whatever ;just watch him play,heīs a big body with averaged athleticism making free dunks ;3/4 years of nba ?STILL 0 POST moves ?when he will start to learn then ?
keep ur pants on

cant wait for the next years with the new age excuses (omg hes only 22!omg hes only 23 give time to the kid! )

No post moves? You haven't watched Bynum in atleast a year. Bynum has above average athletisism too. He finishes everything around the rim and he has incredible size. Learn how to speak some f*cking English too. What are you 11?
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at the people suggesting hes gonna peak at 17-18 PPG.

In case some of you didnt know..Bynum when finally given close to 30+ mins/gm and being more involved (getting more touches) has put up 16 pts/gm on like 67% shooting. He was improving by the day when he was healthy.

November (26 mins/gm): 11.4 pts on 60% fg
December (32 mins/gm): 13.9 pts on 66% fg
January (29 mins/gm): 17.3 pts on 70% fg (only 6 games played though)

This dude is 20 years old and is barely getting his hands on the game. 18 PPG as prime numbers

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