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08:35 AM ET 01.19 | There are mixed views inside the Heat about whether to pursue center Andrew Bynum. Miami has considered it, and it hasn't been ruled out. But one Heat official said there are be concerns about how it would affect Greg Oden, who has done everything the Heat has asked, because Miami wants to give him minutes.

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January 19, 2014  08:53 AM ET

They will probably test drive Oden hard once or twice more and then decide. If they think he can hold up they will skip out on the Bynum clown show.

January 19, 2014  09:28 AM ET

Oden has made his season debut and looked decent in limited minutes.
Let the pacers whom think they aren't good enough grab Bynum. They already don't play inside out, rather outside in as Hibbert is treated like a role player as he hardly gets touches.
It's simply the PG & Lance show with a little bit of Granger.
Hibbert is treated like he's a Joel Anthony... And the pacers will not win unless Hibbert can deliver 17 & 10.
Paul George seems to command the ball on every single possession...

January 19, 2014  09:41 AM ET

This is a tough one for me. I think Oden has a better personality and will work harder than Bynum, but Bynum has proven what he can do in the NBA. If IND were smart, they'd sign Bynum and work some package with him and Hibbert on the floor at the same time to dominate the rebounds. I don't know where Bynum ends up, but if i'm MIA i stick with Oden and hope he develops into his potential. MIA is the favorite to win the ring IMHO, with or without Bynum so the pacers to me need Bynum more than MIA does

January 19, 2014  09:42 AM ET
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Oden has made his season debut and looked decent in limited minutes.Let the pacers whom think they aren't good enough grab Bynum. They already don't play inside out, rather outside in as Hibbert is treated like a role player as he hardly gets touches.It's simply the PG & Lance show with a little bit of Granger.Hibbert is treated like he's a Joel Anthony... And the pacers will not win unless Hibbert can deliver 17 & 10.Paul George seems to command the ball on every single possession...

Spot on about Hibbert D. If i coached an all-star center, they'd be fed practically every possession.

January 19, 2014  09:47 AM ET

Its "everything the Heat have asked.''

SMH.

January 19, 2014  09:51 AM ET
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Its "everything the Heat have asked.''SMH.

the lakers had superstar teams since the 70s, no?

January 19, 2014  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Spot on about Hibbert D. If i coached an all-star center, they'd be fed practically every possession.

yup. They don't appreciate him.

January 19, 2014  10:01 AM ET
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yup. They don't appreciate him.

True that. I mean it's a simple analogy but one you'll get.... it's like playing NBA 2k, picking the old kobe/shaq lakers and NOT feeding shaq. When i play with all-star centers, or if i coached one IRL, they'd be fed the ball every chance i got. You can't teach size, and Hibbert should be putting up 10 more PPG

January 19, 2014  10:04 AM ET
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True that. I mean it's a simple analogy but one you'll get.... it's like playing NBA 2k, picking the old kobe/shaq lakers and NOT feeding shaq. When i play with all-star centers, or if i coached one IRL, they'd be fed the ball every chance i got. You can't teach size, and Hibbert should be putting up 10 more PPG

Exactly.
And I get it....
PG is doing everything, scoring, rebounding, but his assists aren't much.
Hibbert isn't even allowed to grab boards as much, it's foolish.

January 19, 2014  10:12 AM ET
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Exactly.And I get it....PG is doing everything, scoring, rebounding, but his assists aren't much.Hibbert isn't even allowed to grab boards as much, it's foolish.

Shooters and their streaks will come and go. A good big man can be an anchor of an offense and can always be counted on to score. Not only that, it sets a foundation for success in the postseason. When you have an all-star center, you ALWAYS attack from the inside and work your way out.

January 19, 2014  10:34 AM ET

It is shocking people criticizing PG for not passing, so Hibbert can get touches. Hibbert is NOT a polished offensive player, plus in Indy's scheme of things, that's all they want him to do, defend, and get clean up points MOST nights. On nights where there may be match up issues, I'm sure they will get him more involved. PG is having an MVP type season. Enjoy it appreciate it and look at the standings too once in a while.

January 19, 2014  10:34 AM ET
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Shooters and their streaks will come and go. A good big man can be an anchor of an offense and can always be counted on to score. Not only that, it sets a foundation for success in the postseason. When you have an all-star center, you ALWAYS attack from the inside and work your way out.

PG must have forgot.
Hibbert's dominance was the reason they got to the ECF....
His not being on the court due to foul trouble/coaches decision cost them game 1 & game 7 respectively.
Cause in game 7 PG went cold, homecourt doesn't mean anything cause great teams win ON THE ROAD.

January 19, 2014  10:36 AM ET
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It is shocking people criticizing PG for not passing, so Hibbert can get touches. Hibbert is NOT a polished offensive player, plus in Indy's scheme of things, that's all they want him to do, defend, and get clean up points MOST nights. On nights where there may be match up issues, I'm sure they will get him more involved. PG is having an MVP type season. Enjoy it appreciate it and look at the standings too once in a while.

Hibbert is 7'2 who can stop him!

January 19, 2014  10:38 AM ET
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PG must have forgot.Hibbert's dominance was the reason they got to the ECF....His not being on the court due to foul trouble/coaches decision cost them game 1 & game 7 respectively.Cause in game 7 PG went cold, homecourt doesn't mean anything cause great teams win ON THE ROAD.

You are exactly right about the foul trouble on Hibbert pretty much sealing the deal. They will only go as far as Hibbert takes them. PG is playing better than ever, but you win on defense and you beat the heat by killing them inside and with rebounding. They will NEVER outshoot the heat, ever. But they can beat them by beating them up inside with Hibbert and winning the rebound war.

January 19, 2014  10:38 AM ET

Great Rewards Require Great Risks, Bros.

January 19, 2014  03:11 PM ET

Another bench jockey for the Heat....

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January 21, 2014  12:33 AM ET

idk if I would take the chance on him, he can be a beast but his effort is questionable at best

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