Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Development of Andrew Bynum

Andrew Bynum is a beast. During his first 2 years in the league, I saw flashes of his potential. But he never really showed that he had the heart and ability to fulfill the hype. That is why Bynum's improvement this year caught me off guard. I always felt that if Bynum was to become a good player, it would take him 5-6 years to be a top 10 center. But like he's shown so far this year, he could become a star within the next 1-2 years. Those of you who have been stashing up you Andrew Bynum rookie cards are probably going to cash in for the years to come. Bynum's playing style is more of a traditional low post center style. Currently, there are only three centers/power forwards in the league with a superior low post game: Al Jefferson, Chris Kaman, and Yao Ming(he plays a lot in the high post though). Bynums rebounding and defense in the paint is also approaching the elite level. Maybe all this time the Lakers front office was not crazy in refusing to use Bynum as trade bait.

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