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|Re: When Kwame returns who will be the starting center? |
by truelakerfan on Jan 31, 2007 - 06:44 PM
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|Everyone is just looking at Bynum's numbers and comparing them to Kwame or others in the league. While they look good take a look at the #'s for the players he guarded in the post............
Chandler 7-13Fg 3-4Ft 12Reb 7Off 17Pts
Okafur 7-12Fg 6-7Ft 18Reb 5Off 20pts
Duncan 10-23Fg 14Reb 4Off 21pts
Curry 9-18Fg 9-12Ft 9Reb 4Off 27Pts
Defense in the middle or the second line of defense is very key to the Laker's success.
While I do agree Bynum is our future center, Kwame is a more established presence in the middle.
Bynum simply can't bump with the men in the league yet. Now you can argue he needs time on the floor to develop and again I would agree. But also note that he will see time at backup .
Now I know people want Kwame and Bynum on the floor together but lets step back and look at this realistically. Now you are putting both of your inside players in a sitation to pick up fouls and then who comes off the bench? You'll say Turiaf... well if you know basketball that's not the answer. Also putting two bigs on the floor would not work as far as matchup purposes, especially since most teams are going to the run n' gun type offense.
We just need to be patient as Laker fans and let our young guys develop. There's still a lot of season left and you know we are making the playoffs and just getting in we can make a lot of noise!|