Would you trade Saint Andrew of Bynum for anyone?
Posted by: SPQR on May 03, 2012 - 06:53 PM
We have Drew slowly but surely work his way through the endless critics.
We have seen young Drew overcome debilitating injuries, vast inexperience, being the youngest player drafted in NBA history, doubtful, jealous and even scornful teamates who didn't like him, didn't want him, and neglected him, to slowly move up in the teams heirarchy.
And now, in the last stages of his ascendance, we have seen him move up in the final meritocracy: the NBA's hierarchy.
A couple days ago, I read where Lakerdude said he would not trade Drew for anyone. This caught my attention because me and my friend Steve (lakeshowsd) were texting about this exact thing a few weeks ago during a game.
So that begs the question, would you trade St. Andrew for any other player in the league?
I don't mean a package of say Westbrook and Durant and others for Drew. I mean a one-on-one player trade.
I am also not asking if you think Drew is the best player in the league right now. Because most would not say that, for good reason.
What I am asking is, at his age, with his size, his ability, his future and yes, his very aggressive demeanor, is there any player you would trade him for?
My answer, like Lakerdude, is no. I see Drew as potentially (a close potential and getting closer all the time) as the most dominant player in basketball.
He is changing things fast, almost too fast to keep up. As an example, after last year, it was proclaimed that Zippy Griffin of the Clips was by far the best young player in the league. The future star who would rise and burn all before him in a blaze of athletic glory.
Well, I have seen Zippy a few times this year and I when I do, I think: Drew makes this guy look like a munchin size wise, and Drew makes him look like a midget in his effect on the game.
I wouldn't trade Drew for Zippy no matter what.
And for me, that shows how quickly Drew's development put tomorrows dominant young player in the rear view mirror.
I know how I answer the question. And I have a feeling I know how a few others here will, lol. But I will let them speak for themselves.
My anwer is: NO WAY would I trade Drew, at his age, with his size, with his ability, his aggressiveness, his accomplishment, his growth, his prime still years away, for ANY player in the NBA.