Originally Posted by CashBanks
Soo Bynum scores 8pts against the Celtics and this means he's gonna have an impact on what exactly?
He had 8pts and 10reb in 15 minutes, and he's still working himself back into playing shape.
But when Oden had one dunk people were acting like the Heat had the chip wrapped up right then
Originally Posted by imlive365
Originally Posted by DT43
Bynum wasn't even activated for that Pacers-Rockets game, so how could he have gotten playing time? He just got cleared to play. All the reports from Indy were that they were working him back slowly, which they did.
Bynum is notoriously lazy, and of course there's always the lurking chance that his knees explode (same with Oden).
But there's basically no pressure on him now. And he's getting a chance to play for a championship and redeem his image. If that motivates him at all, he will be a huge boost for Indiana and only at the cost of $1 mil this season
So its a coincidence that as soon mahimi gets hurt bynum becomes active? He's getting minutes because of his injury. Now he might take his minutes for good but if bynums defense isn't up to par with how he wants it bynum wont see huge minutes. Vogel would rather have a body that can play defense then a offensive player against Miami.
There's no reason for Indy to start consistently giving Bynum heavy minutes in the regular season. He's a 1-year rental for the postseason. They want to get him out there so he can get his legs under him, but they're not gonna start playing him every single game like it's do or die.
Bynum is a big body who impacts games, and can provide Indy with a low post presence and scoring off the bench. I know Heat fans are in denial but it was a good signing and you know it, at this point ya'll can just hope for his knees to blow up because if he's actually out there, he's going to impact games.