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    Default Re: The Glad We Dodged the Bynum Bullet Thread

    Man I wanted Bynum so bad and I was pissed when we didn't get him lol. Obviously (and thankfully) our FO knew there was something wrong with his knee. Philly got fucked.

    Wonder how much he'll get paid now. Can't imagine it being very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NarlCavs View Post
    I was in favor of going after Bynum. Admit I was wrong about that and glad the Cavs didn't make that move.
    Of course it was a must to put Bynum though a rigorous hugely in depth physical before agreeing to any deal. Seems Philly screwed up there. With a player with some knee issues you have to judge them a little more harshly and not sign off if there is any sign of current or future problems.

    I'd stay away from Bynum now. A guy his size with these now bigger knee problems is a terrible combination.
    I would have loved Bynum, but I was very against giving up any real assets because of his injury history, and of course him being a one year rental.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mdog1 View Post
    What leverage? They never had any as far as I know. The clock is ticking, and at midnight they have to move on with their lives. There is no holding out for a better deal, there is no wait until the deadline, and there damn sure is no leverage.

    Orlando can ask for the moon if they want to, but every GM and owner knows that they have no choice but to trade him before the season starts. If he plays 1 minutes in an Orlando jersey this season, and it is apparent that the back injuries are more serious than originally thought his trade value plummets. Not to mention the bad PR for everyone involved for still having him on the team. If he isn't traded by seasons start then suddenly Dwight doesn't look like such a bad guy, and the blame falls to the front office.

    As for trading Zeller imho Grant would have to be crazy to trade Dion/Tristan/Zeller as well as cap space, and picks for Bynum on a one year deal. On a three year deal sure, but one year is not enough. I hope we pass on this trade honestly if it is going to cost us any of those three players. Our best offer likely is as it should be Andy, Luke, and a pick for Bynum and some bad contracts.

    Quite frankly I can't see why Grant is even entertaining the idea of trading three top 34 picks in a "deep draft", as well as multiple picks for a one year rental. I sure as hell hope he isn't entertaining the idea of trading a number 4 pick for a one year rental. This trade is rediculous and honestly i'd rather see Dwight burn in Orlando and see him have to go to the Hawks next year.
    Just one of the few anti Bynum things I posted.

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    Default Re: The Glad We Dodged the Bynum Bullet Thread

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ba...611k.SDSr6PKB4



    By Dan Devine | Ball Don't Lie – 11 hours ago
    Andrew Bynum, ex-neighbors sue each other, trade claims of drug use, racism, gun-flashing, coin-hurling



    If there's one thing that I think we can all agree on, it's that life has been a little too smooth for Andrew Bynum lately.

    From the totally uneventful start to his first training camp with the Philadelphia 76ers and news that he definitely wouldn't need another preseason injection in his right knee to his on-time return for the start of the regular season, ability to do more than low-impact work on an anti-gravity treadmill, avoidance of any insane bowling-alley injuries and steering clear of totally open-ended indefinite shelvings, it's been smooth sailing for the 7-footer ever since he was traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the 76ers as part of the four-team blockbuster that sent Dwight Howard to Hollywood and Andre Iguodala to the Denver Nuggets. Just one look at the 25-year-old big man makes it clear that everything is going great, thank you very much.

    Given how copacetic everything's been for Bynum these past few months, then, maybe it's a good thing that he now finds himself embroiled in a testy legal row with his former next-door neighbors that's appears best described by Janine White of the Philly Post as "a battle of 'he said "you threw pennies at my Ferrari and chipped the paint,"/they said "we don't like your weed smoke drifting from next door."'" A little adversity, at long last, might be just the ticket for good ol' Andrew. Keep him from getting complacent, you know?

    News of the courtroom drama came to us first, as all good things do, from TMZ:

    Bynum [...] claims that ever since he moved into his fancy home in Westchester, Calif., more than seven years ago, he's been constantly harassed by his neighbors, Ramond and Cindy Beckett.

    According to his lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Bynum says ... the Becketts have objected to his "profession, his race, his friends, his cars and his taste in music."


    Bynum filed his suit against the Becketts on June 1, according to USA TODAY Sports' Rachel Shuster. The couple countersued about six weeks later, on July 11, calling Bynum "a great basketball player and a terrible neighbor" who, during the course of their time living next to one another, acted more like a rock star perpetually trashing his hotel room than a homeowner interested in being part of his community.

    The list of Bynum's alleged offenses, according to the Becketts' filing:

    • "Blasting loud, profane, and disrespectful music and video games at window-shaking volumes"

    • "Letting his dogs run loose through the neighborhood"

    • "Apparently engaging in illegal drug use and permitting marijuana smoke to drift into the Becketts' backyard"

    • "Constructing a fence on his property which is not in compliance with the community codes and regulations" (NOTE: truly the most evil and insidious of suburban crimes)

    • "Conspicuously brandishing firearms in an attempt to threaten and intimidate the Becketts in retaliation for their legitimate complaints"

    • "And, perhaps most seriously, by recklessly racing his luxury cars through the neighborhood at dangerous speeds where children or others could be injured or killed."


    Bynum, for his part, has flatly denied the Becketts' charges, and claimed in his court filing that the couple had a penchant for "throwing coins at his Ferrari (which chipped the paint), screaming at him about his music, and even banging the side of his house with 'a long stick.'" Not quite as serious as allegedly flashing weapons and street racing, but still less than ideal behavior. (Especially if the stick was sharpened.)

    While the legal-filing back-and-forth seems uniquely suited to someone whose present status seems as chaotic as Bynum's does, and these are serious allegations, they are, of course, merely allegations. The "playing my stereo really loud" would seem to track with some of the bratty/petulant behavior Bynum displayed during his years as a Laker, and the speeding/street-racing charges don't seem especially outlandish given Bynum's past vehicular transgressions. The big-font headline stuff — the guns, the drugs — we'll hold off on lending too much credence in the absence of more information; tales have a tendency to grow taller in the telling, after all.

    If there turns out to be some legitimate backing to the claims, though, their revelation would seem to be the absolute last thing that Bynum would need as he works to rehabilitate both his knees and his image in the interest of trying to procure a max-level contract when he hits free agency this summer. "Oh, your body can't handle anything beyond a special treadmill AND you flash guns at neighbors? Here's as much money as we can possibly give you, for as long as we can do so. Please accept it with our compliments."

    (Who am I kidding? These are NBA owners we're talking about. Of course that would happen.)

    All we really know right now is that Bynum can't practice, he can't play and these days he can't seem to keep any and all public discussion of his behavior and attitude from skewing negative. This certainly won't help matters much there, irrespective of how the Bynum/Becketts court case is eventually resolved. In the meantime, the 76ers continue to live life without their expected centerpiece, plugging to a 9-6 record (just 1 1/2 games behind the Atlantic Division-leading Brooklyn Nets and second-place New York Knicks) behind the sterling play of point guard Jrue Holiday (18.5 points on 46/40/80 shooting splits and 9.1 assists per game) and a defense that allows the league's eighth-fewest points per 100 possessions, according to NBA.com's stat tool. Without Bynum, their 23rd-ranked offense seems unlikely to improve significantly and they seem ill-equipped to score enough to rise beyond the lower tier of the Eastern Conference playoff picture; then again, with Bynum seeming for all the world like the NBA's poster child for bad-karma magnetics, maybe Philly would be better served just letting him take the next few plays off.


    One positive element to this story: The Becketts recently sold their Westchester home, according to TMZ's report, so their time as Bynum's neighbors has come to an end. This is probably for the best; regardless of which side's allegations are true (or if any of it is at all), this seems like a relationship that had gone past the point of reconciliation. It's like the old saying goes: Not even good fences can make good neighbors if the fences are not in compliance with community codes and regulations.

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    Default Re: The Glad We Dodged the Bynum Bullet Thread

    more proof bynum belongs in philly . basketball players shuldnt be living in mi homes subdivisions.


    guess it makes it easy to find bynums house though.


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    Default Re: The Glad We Dodged the Bynum Bullet Thread

    So Bynum denies the loud music, then complains about how they were screaming at him for his music.

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    Default Re: The Glad We Dodged the Bynum Bullet Thread

    I wonder if Kyrie will get a similar complaint except it will be like:

    "That mother fucker just never stops with his Bach and Mozart."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MGMT View Post
    I wonder if Kyrie will get a similar complaint except it will be like:

    "That mother fucker just never stops with his Bach and Motzart."
    "He came over and mowed my lawn while I was out!"
    "Now you see me and now you get it in your face!" AC

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGMT View Post
    I wonder if Kyrie will get a similar complaint except it will be like:

    "That mother fucker just never stops with his Bach and Motzart."

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    Sixer fans relieved , Bynum getting some shots up

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    That's the most basketball action he'll see all year.

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    From RealGM:

    Andrew Bynum will undergo season-ending surgery to clean out both knees on Tuesday, according to sources.


    Sources also confirmed the news to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski and CBS Sports' Ken Berger.


    The decision to have surgery was made by the Bynum's doctor, a New York doctor and the Philadelphia 76ers team doctor.


    Bynum has not played a single game since being traded to the 76ers last offseason in the Dwight Howard trade in which Philadelphia lost a package headlined by Andre Iguodala, Nikola Vucevic and Moe Harkless.


    Bynum might not ever play for the 76ers despite the magnitude of assets the organization dealt for him.

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    Default Re: The Glad We Dodged the Bynum Bullet Thread

    Lol...and the man was going to wear #33.....

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    Default Re: The Glad We Dodged the Bynum Bullet Thread

    So who is going to overpay for Bynum this summer? It's inevitable that someone is going to give him a huge payday and cross their fingers...maybe Houston?

    Man, Philly got fucked up with this deal. Iguodala has value in this league, Harkless is showing some potential, and Vucevic is killing it in Orlando. What a disaster. If this happened to the Cavs our rebuild would be devastated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrich91 View Post
    So who is going to overpay for Bynum this summer? It's inevitable that someone is going to give him a huge payday and cross their fingers...maybe Houston?

    Man, Philly got fucked up with this deal. Iguodala has value in this league, Harkless is showing some potential, and Vucevic is killing it in Orlando. What a disaster. If this happened to the Cavs our rebuild would be devastated.
    Don't worry, some are ready to hop right back on the "Big Man With History of Knee Issues" band-wagon and take Noel!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by David.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Don't worry, some are ready to hop right back on the "Big Man With History of Knee Issues" band-wagon and take Noel!!!
    And Oden.

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