October 30, 2009

Andrew Bynum: An All-Star This Season?

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Andrew Bynum is averaging 26 points and 13 rebounds this season.

Well, the Los Angeles Lakers have only played one game this season so far, Andrew Bynum is showing us glimpses that he may be good enough to be an All-Star this season.

Bynum's numbers may be a bit inflated because resident starter Pau Gasol was out with an injury and the Lakers were playing the hapless Los Angeles Clippers. But Andrew is leaner (and perhaps meaner) and he faced a decent center in Chris Kaman. So that has to count for something right?

If you ask me, the main roadblock to Bynum's ascent into the All-Star stratosphere is not the front court of the tough Western Conference, but his health. He's showing us that he's getting comfortable running the floor and playing with a knee brace.

If he's able to play 90% of his games by February 2010 with an average of 18 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocks, I think Bynum is a shoo-in to the West Team in Dallas.

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