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Both seem like the likely landing spot for Bynum.Don't see why he wouldn't want to join the Heat,could potentially get the MLE and most playing time.Seems like a no brainer but we are talking about Bynum here so who knows what he's thinking.

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Basically Bynum has to choose between a city with warm weather, night clubs and hot women (Miami) or a city with warm weather, night clubs and hot women (L.A.)

If I'm Bynum's P.R. person I'm praying he goes to the Utah Jazz.

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hahah ^ that is very true

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He really has nothing left. i think. he is just not motivated and using his knees as an excuse

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From a Grantland piece by Zack Lowe: Oh, hey, Andrew Bynum! The Bulls will waive him immediately, he'll clear waivers, and the bidding will begin among Miami, the Clippers, and any other playoff team seeking a rotation big man. I've seen speculation that Bynum is the missing piece Miami needs to ensure continued superiority over the Pacers. I'm not sure what the Bynum optimists have seen this year. This is a broken player who can barely get up and down the court, can't finish at the rim, and can't move at all on defense. Bynum is shooting 42 percent, a catastrophe for....

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I really hope we don't get him... we don't need those distractions right now as we are just trying to scrape by wins

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't we allowed to sign Bynum even though we have a full 15 man roster because 10 day contracts don't count towards a full roster if we have an inactive player (Chris Paul)?

Hopefully I'm right, I'd hate to wait a full 10 days just to sign Bynum.

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No correct exactly. Wayns and Morris count against the 15man roster..But we can cut a 10-day contract short any day we want. We could sign Bynum if we wanted to although sounds like it's not happening.

I just hope if he doesn't come to L.A., he goes to the Knicks. Just for comedic value. With our locker room, I don't see how he'd be a problem. In NY, travesties are guaranteed.

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Sorry can't find the link but MIA kept Beasley and ??? making it a 15 man roster. No place for Barnum. They are p;acing their hopes on Oden

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Roger Mason.

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Bynum wants major playing time? I don't think he wants to be a back up.

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Barnum... LMFAO!

He would bring quite the circus.

Well played, sir.

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If its time played I'm sure Doc could adjust the rotation some. Bynum could play about 25 mpg if Doc continues his save Jamison for the post season and Hollins joins Mullens as injury crew. DJ gets to play his 35 and so does Blake with bonus time if either gets hurt or in foul trouble. So its more time than he had on the Cavs.

Doc's adjustment would be he couldn't go full bench as often because DJ and Blake have to be playing next to Bynum to maintain their floor time average.

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I mostly agree with the Zack Lowe article, I've watched Cleveland a lot this year and Bynum is terrible. He can't defend the pick and roll, he can't defend transition and he's only shooting 42% which is terrible for a big man. I'd even go as far to say Hollins is better and Jamison will be better if he finds his shot. He's probably better than Mullens, but Mullens doesn't play anyway and I don't think we want to eat Mullens contract just yet.

I also think Bynum's problems are mostly physical, not motivation. His injuries have made him slow as dirt and it's just too hard to hide that in today's game. He had plenty of motivation in Cleveland, if played well enough for Cleveland to want to keep him, he could have made up to $24 million, now he's likely getting paid close to minimum.

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Think it has more to do with needing his massive size as another option on defense as a big. When healthy DC, JC and Barnes should provide a big enough level of production for bench scoring though a post big would be a bonus. Having a big physical C in case the Grizz or Wolves make an epic run and become a playoff issue even the Rockets could be.I would even settle for Kwame Brown but has seemed to have went ghost.

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^ I'd take Kwame for the minimum in a heartbeat. I'd even live with Hollins if he could grab a rebound. His problem is that he takes position right under the hoop... it is literally the ONLY place he's guaranteed NOT to secure the rebound on either end. The only way he gets the ball is if it goes through the net and drops into his hands.

At least commit to a spot where it MIGHT bounce to... you might guess right once in a while!

SMH.

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As of 6:00 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Andrew Bynum has cleared waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent. The race begins. Who will sign him, how fast and for what price?

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Hope he does not drag out decision.

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Here's a good article again from Steve Perrin on who might be in play for Bynum and how much each of those teams can offer in $: Andrew Bynum will clear waivers and become a free agent in any minute now, and he could likely be signed to a new team by tomorrow. I was planning to go team-by-team through the available destinations examining the fit and the available money, etc. But then I saw that Rob Mahoney did exactly that at SI.com more effectively than I ever would have. So do me a favor, go read what Mahoney wrote, and....

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^ If Miami gave Bynum the MLE, wouldn't they be paying a ton in luxury tax just from that move alone? Either way Miami should still only offer the min anyways and they'd still probably be the favorite.

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Can't imagine Barnum playing for Pop.

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Hellelujah! I think it's gonna happen guys.

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Oh man. If Doc can work his magic and motivate Bynum and get the best out of him, Clippers would have some front-court depth that's been sorely lacking.

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You might have to lower your expectations on Bynum changing his attitude, no matter how good of a motivator Doc is he'll still be a huge douche.

But that douche can ball, and we need players that can actually ball.

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Who are you to say this or Judge a man like this? Bynum is a young and a great leader like Doc can definitely motivate and inspire a guy like Bynum.

Have you been a perfect human being your whole life? People can change, evolve, grow, and mature.

Anyone can change for the better.

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I pray that this is just 100% sarcasm.

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CapsNClips wrote:

Hellelujah! I think it's gonna happen guys.

Not if he chooses which one the "contending" teams offer the most $. We'll soon see where his head is at.

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CapsNClips wrote:

Hellelujah! I think it's gonna happen guys.

At least it's not from one of Broussard sources lol.

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No it's called being a MAN and having mentored younger men myself I know people can change.

Have you ever met bynum? Well I have. He definitely wasn't a bad guy, I saw just a kid who hadn't matured yet. And what young men who haven't matured need is older men they respect to lead them.

Like I said anyone can change with proper guidance.

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Before we could even sign Bynum we would have to waive a player first would we not with 15 already on team? Would it be one of the 10 day contract guys. Do we have to wait 10 days first?

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Did Bynum not respect Phil?

What makes you think Bynum's going to change? He's not a very motivated player, he has stated this year that he's thought about retiring, and it is well known that Bynum doesn't really have a desire for basketball in the first place.

He's already made his money and won his championships. He will be a factor on our team because of his skill set, not his leadership. I want Bynum on this team, I'm just not un-realistically thinking he's going to be something he's not.

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We can cut a ten day at anytime. This seems strange why leak out this you are thinking over and make Bynum feel like he is coming into an unwanted situation. Talk to the players and then talk to Bynum if both sides are willing to compromise then get it done. Sick of these reports like there is some kind of life changing event to even think about EVEN CONSIDERING talking to Bynum. If conflict is sparking between the players or on Bynum try to work it out but if it can't be fix then find another big not another guard.

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I agree with you. But I am thinking that maybe the players do not want this guy. They have a chemistry now so why bring in a guy that some days likes playing and other days not. He is not going to be happy playing 15-20 minutes a night be hide someone else.

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Hope it happens, Bynum wants to come back to LA.

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Agree

I'm sure thousands of people have "met" j.r. Smith also, doesn't mean it give them the knowledge of his characteristics and ability to change the

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Arrogant aren't you? In the few months that you've been here,you questions people's fan hood and now you're the authority on Bynum caused you've met him lol

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If Bynum could play motivated with Kobe ball-hogging the ball, then I'm pretty sure he can play with Paul. Motivation shouldn't be an issue. An unmotivated Bynum is better than both Mullens and Hollins put together anyways.

I'll be pissed if we pass on him just because it will mean another contender would get him.

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It has nothing to do with meeting Bynum. I'm Arrogant because I say people can change for the better? Yet you think it's ok to speak on someones "Character" and ability to change for the better?

Have you ever heard of Malcolm X? To say Bynum is going to be a "Douche" is ok in your eyes?

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If Doc speaks to him and he understands what role he is going to be in for the season, then I'm all for it. I don't know if he would be willing to be a back up all season. If he did step up his game I don't know if he would be willing to stay motivated if he has a hot streak of a few games and is still coming off the bench.

What I'm saying is I don't know if he could live within his role, if Doc is confident that he would then I'm all for it. Even if he doesn't play any better than he was doing in Cleveland, he is still very likely an upgrade over our current bigs. Worst case scenario if we pick him up could be that we have to cut him, or even better yet we cut Mullens to get someone else.

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Look, I think we all can agree that people can change for the better, and I really hope that Bynum does if the Clippers get him. The one person that can truly change Bynum however isn't Doc Rivers.

It's Bynum.

If Bynum doesn't want to grow up and change, then there's jack-all anyone can do about it. People like CP3 and Doc can try and influence him in the right direction, but it's all for naught if he doesn't see the need to change himself.

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Hurry up and pick him up darnet. I hate waiting.

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Agree 100%

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I have a feeling that Doc will pick him up today.

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A Malcolm X reference....I like it.

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According to Brousard there's already a major rift in the locker room over playing time. Multiple sources from Rudy's Barbershop confirm Bynum thinks he should start in front of DJ because he has a cuter haircut.

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I talked to one of Chris Broussards sources yesterday, what that source told me, even though i had trouble understanding was something along the lines of dada, mama and something about wanting milk before they nap. But their was much more to that than comes to mind..

What it really meant was The Clippers seriously discussed trading Blake Griffin and Deandre Jordan for Anthony Bennet and Andrew Bynum when the Cavs were mulling a trade...

In all reality for the minimum though the clippers should pull the trigger and try it out, if it doesn't work out just cut him..

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Want to sign Bynum asap, but fear he's leaning towards Miami.

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I would too, if I wanted a very good probability of appearing in the finals again...plus they can offer more money. We'll soon see.

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Come on Barnum !!

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Still no news? Wuts up with that????? He's way better than what Mullins can do for us.... ??? Why has this not happened yet?

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