Re: Kobe Injury Update
posted at 4/25/2011 8:02 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Kobe Injury Update
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Kobe Injury Update : Isn't it always great to play teams at something less than full strength and be happy about injuries? Oh wait, they just did that. The Cs were a couple of calls, Knicks injuries, and missed shots from going into game 4 being down 2 to 1 but of course when Billups and Amare when down it was a good thing to some people. Billups and Amare go down and it has no affect on the series and the Knicks s uck but if Perk was in game 7 last year they would have won #18, ummmm, if Bynum were even close to healthy Perk would have never been injured because it would have been the Lakers in 5 and Perk would not have been hurt in game 6. The same people think that based on being able to beat a really bad team missing 2 of their top 3 players somehow means they are playing a lot better now, look crisp, and should be able to steam roll the Heat. The most ironic thing about this is after losing to the Heat Rose and Kobe's injuries will have absolutely no affect on the Cs offseason.
Posted by TheDUDDER[/QUOTE]
the difference is that bynum has never finished a season healthy, and, surprise surprise, he's injured again this season. injury history is something you have to factor in when you're assessing the value of a player.
the difference between that and the perk injury (and the KG injury the previous season which prevented us from going back-to-back) is that they were freak accidents: neither player had a history of knee problems, they'd both been highly durable players who'd hardly missed a game in their careers.
that's why shaq was only worth the vet minimum, and JO only the MLE.
yao ming is the best centre in the league, but has never finished a season healthy, so if you had to pick him or dwight howard, you'd choose howard every time.