I was inspired by the great discussion that took place here this week on my column, All-Youngin’ Team: NBA’s Best, 21 And Under (http://www.emptythebench.com/2007/02/25 ... and-under/).
I decided to do a whole follow-up article on the topic: The Battle for California: Bynum vs. Biedrins (http://www.emptythebench.com/2007/02/28 ... -biedrins/).
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Cool article, Empty. I agree about Bynum having more potential offensively (I do believe Biedrins will develop a bit more, but he's going to make himself a name getting boards and on the defensive side, not scoring). I doubt Biedrins is ever going to score more than 14-15 ppg... but I'll take that over most centers production nowadays.
On the other side, I can't see Bynum developing as much on defense. He has a better body to bang inside, sure... but I've got the feeling that he ain't going to try as hard, as he'll have a lot more responsibilities on offense (Haven't seen more than 5 or 6 Lakers games this year, so I may be way off...).
I think both are going to be good players... but they'll probably take different routes to stardom. Biedrins will probably be a similar player to Tyson Chandler (the current Tyson Chandler), while Bynum... well, he'll be more of a classical center.
Lakers fans are so arrogant. They wouldn't trade bynum for Jason Kidd for chrissakes. Bynum has proven NOTHING thus far in his career, and the only reason anybody knows his name is because he's a lakers lotto pick.
And you're surprised by that?. Kidd is... what? 34?. Of course they won't trade a 20-year-old center that looks like a future starter (what kind of starter yet to be determined) for the next 10 years for Jason Kidd.
I'd be surprised if they did...
(btw, I agree about him not having proved anything yet... but you don't trade a kid like that for a 34 years old PG, no matter how good he is).
Chandler. It's not even close. Tyson is not as flahsy as Curry (well, flashy on the boxscores, at least), but he's averaging solid numbers at 8.6 ppg, 12.4 rpg and 1.8 bpg (almost 15 and 15 with 2.2 blocks the last 5 games).
I'd say that's more vital to any team than a center who's just a factor scoring...
I'd be ecstatic if Biedrins can develop into something like that (he's pretty close already).
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