Re: Even Doc Thinks the Lakers are Crappy
posted at 9/18/2012 11:07 PM EDT
In response to TommyRules' comment:
Bynum is not nearly as good as Howard.
Bynum is a very good offensive player but is not athletic.
He is not the defensive stopper and rebounder that Howard is.
Bynum gives max effort in only some games.
Howard gives max effort every game.
Dwight led the Magic to the Finals despite have a team filled with crappy players like Turkoglu, Pietrus, Courteney Lee, Rashard Lewis, Rafer Alston.
We'll know more in 2 months. But 2 things you have to remember, Bynum will average 20 ppg with the Sixers while Howard will not average 20 ppg for the Lakers.
Also, it's true that Howard is better overall, but that was before the herniated disc. Maybe after this season Howard will be at 100% again, but this season, definitely Howard is not going to be close to 100% health during the season.
And since this is only an all or nothing deal for the Lakers, Howard will be all alone even if re-signs with the Lakers next season. I mean next season, 2013-14, Nash will be 40 and Kobe will be 35. The Lakers are a one and done team, there is no future, it's now or never.
Too bad this is MJ's reaction after hearing of Artest's 73-9 prediction.