Andrew Bynum: Is He Trade Bait or Great?

June 22nd, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum's size, strength, footwork, and natural basketball instincts give him all the tools needed to be a dominant center in the NBA, but his inability to stay healthy may have made him expendable going forward.

Lakers' general manager Mitch Kupchak would love nothing more than to see Bynum become the player his talent suggests he could be, but winning as many championships as possible takes precedent over Bynum's potential.

It's a shame, too, because good centers are a precious commodity in the NBA, and Bynum's value was shown in the 2010 NBA Finals' series against the Boston Celtics.

Bynum only averaged 8.6 points per game and 6.9 rebounds, but his presence brought an element of toughness in the post which was missing from the Lakers in 2008. He refused to be pushed around in the manner Pau Gasol was often victim to.

More importantly, Bynum and Gasol give the Lakers the NBA's most talented, versatile, and long front court duo. Their prowess on offense and defense made them the strength of the Lakers' team.

Unfortunately, Bynum's fourth knee injury in as many seasons supersedes the ...

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