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Discussion in 'Phoenix Suns' started by Mainstreet, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. 95pro

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    Both never lived up to expectations, Bynum somewhat mentally but mostly physically. Howard mostly mentally, but he did have the back thing and lack of offensive skills.

    Howard was a weird guy, he was so likable when he started with the magic then a switch flipped and you just rooted against him.
     
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    The grass is not always greener elsewhere. Howard has found out the hard way.
     
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    His back injuries sapped his athletisim.

    And I think he was liked early in his career in part because of his goofy, childish persona, but it turns out that is all there was to him. There are a lot of immature guys in the league but I've heard Dwight wasn't the typical kind of immature... he was like dealing with an 8 year old.

    His hatchet job on Van Gundy was one of the ugliest coach killings in league history.
     
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    The third wheel in that trade was Vucevic, who has turned out to have the greatest value.
     
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    Unfortunately Dwight's entire game was predicated on the fact that he was a physical freak of nature. Once his injuries took that away he never really had anything else to rely on. That coupled with his attitude/work ethic really derailed a once-promising career.
     
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    DPOY, 5 time All-NBA 1st Team, Total wierdo that never knew how to fit in to a locker room.

    That's his resume. And he will definitely make the HOF
     
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  8. Mainstreet

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    This expanded search must not be comforting to Howard.
     
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    I do not think it is.
     
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    Hmm. Kinda sounds like a recent #1 pick. I guess Zion has more skills.
     
  12. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    And a stellar reputation, hard worker, and isn’t considered immature or a goofball. In other words, other than superior athleticism they are nothing alike.
     
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    Sarver was "awesome" in his first year, too. We had Nash and Amare and JJ hadn't quite blown up yet. Then the WC Finals happened, and JJ hapenened, and the chicken happened, and....

    I wish Meruelo the best.
    And the 'Yotes, of course.
     
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    I don't think he makes the HOF.
     
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    Ty Lue becomes top assistant coach for the Clippers. Good bounce-back for Lue.

     

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