Originally Posted by INSIDER
i can see him putting up 12/10 a game (if healthy), but on that same page you've got a guy like Beidrins doing that same thing in Golden state (10/10) and you dont hear a peep about him.
i still think its mostly hype with Bynum.. i wont be sold until i see him putting up those numbers for more than a quarter of a season.
Biedrins' per 36 minute averages from last season were 13.8 points, 12.9 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.3 assists. Bynum is a far superior scorer, shot-blocker and playmaker, and Bynum is a year-and-a-half younger. Biedrins just signed a contract that will earn him over $60 million with incentives. Giving Bynum $80 million for his comparative skillset is completely justified.
Here's the question: If Bynum's contract was up right now and another team offered him $80 million, would you match the offer? I would, without hesitation.