The Lakers easily defeated the Charlotte Bobcats Friday night. The Bobcats are traditionally a thorn in the Lakers side, but not much so tonight.
The key to Lakers recent run is the play of Andrew Bynum. He’s got double digit rebounds in 4 of his last 6 and is consistently altering shots using his length and leaping ability.
We have seen these promising signs before from Bynum as a Laker fans. And usually when he hits his stride is the time he finds himself to the DL. Let’s hope that is not the case.
And it is the play of Bynum that explains why they did not trade him for Carmelo Anthony.
When healthy he is a difference maker. But most importantly you are going to need Bynum’s length versus the Spurs and ultimately the Celtics.
We can’t be convinced that Bynum will be consistently healthy. And it is because of this fact the Lakers should consider trading its most prized asset in the off season. But because of the obstacles ahead in your pursuit of a 3rd straight championship you need to have Andrew on the front line. Protecting the basket, grabbing rebounds and altering shots. Laker length is still their biggest (longest) advantage. And with the way their top foes are constructed, Bynum’s length will play a huge role in the Lakers pursuit of a 3rd straight championship.
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Written by Donovan Williams
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