The Sixer Sense Season Preview: Player Profiles: Andrew Bynum and Nick Young


Nick Young is just one of the small prizes of the 2012 NBA offseason. In my perspective, we picked up a more explosive version of Lou Williams in signing him. So what exactly should Philly fans expect from Young? Well, at the least you should expect a quality SG who comes off the bench, but you could fight the case for why he should be our starting shooting guard. First off: Nick Young averaged nearly 17 pts/game when he started his 32 games for the Wizards, and averaged 10 coming off the bench for the Clippers. So, the kid can score, and no fan should have any problem with him being a starter in Philly. What would we do about Evan Turner? Evan is 6’7″, he will have no problem being the starting SF if need be. So, no matter where Nick Young is in the line-up, expect an explosive scorer who will fit in nicely here in Philadelphia.

 

 

 

 

There should be no questions asked when it comes to what we expect from Andrew Bynum. He is a rebounding monster, who scores in bunches. Don’t be at all surprised if at the end of the season he is leading in numerous statistical categories, as well as maybe even leading the league in rebounding(something the Sixers need). Along with a superstar comes liabilities. Bynum has had chronic knee issues ever since he started his NBA career, and he has had numeral incidents involving his maturity. Now that he is near home, and has change of environment, I believe he will finally fully mature. Due to the fact the Bynum got the magical procedure in his knee that Kobe got last year in his wrist, along with the massive amounts of rest he is getting, that injuries won’t be as big-a-deal as they were when he was a Laker. So again, expect Bynum to be the same 19 points/12 rebounds per game guy as he was with the Lakers just a year ago.

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