Los Angeles Lakers: Dominos Will Fall If LA Gets Carmelo Anthony!


July 1, 2012, the start of the 2012 NBA free agency period, is a little over 16 months away. 

It's a short time to wait, especially knowing the potential prize or prizes for the team or teams lucky enough to sign Dwight Howard, Chris Paul and Deron Williams.

In the Los Angeles Lakers' case, assuming they do not make a trade for Carmelo Anthony, you can bet that the summer of '12 will see Jerry Buss open his wallet to secure Howard AND either Paul or Williams.

Fact is, by then Derek Fisher will barely be ambulatory, Ron Artest may or may not be totally cognizant of his surroundings and some of the remaining supporting cast of the "over 30" crew are certain to be shuffled off to Buffalo or parts unknown.

However, in anticipation of bringing D-Howard to LA, the best news of all will be the departure of the second coming of Elden Campbell, Andrew "Big Baby" Bynum!

Yeah, I've been harping on him and his weak-ass game for years.  But with good reason.

His career stats are almost identical to Campbell's.  Bynum's career averages are 23.8 minutes per game, 10.4 points per game, and 6.8 rebounds per game compared to Elden's 24.7 minutes per game, 10.3 points per game, and 5.9 rebounds per game.

Worse, both players' playoff stats drop considerably, Bynum's more than Campbell's. Bynum's career playoff stats are, 19.6 mpg, 7 ppg, and 5.2 rpg.  Campbell's are 21.4 mpg, 8.4 ppg, and 4.7 rpg. 

To be brutally honest, the numbers don't lie and bear out the fact that Bynum is on a par or barely a cut above the aforementioned Campbell.

What Jim Buss sees in him is beyond THE VECCHIO FACTOR'S comprehension.  He's a big, fragile body with limited skills, who is getting paid "20-10" money, and NOT producing!  

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