well it's good to know. there are a few 14 year olds in china that are already a legit 7 feet. this year he would have been top 5? true he would have been the only real 7 footer this year, but does he have the skill to be top 5?
i like bynum, but he isn't lottery. late first rounder at most. but he did get picked with the lottery, when the lakers could of had the best defensive proven player on the board, which was granger.
bynum, is just big. from what i see he is more dedicated to offense than defense. we don't need offense, we need a defensive bully. phil even said he doesn't like how long it takes for his defense to improve. when you are 7 feet and 18. you shouldn't have a problem moving around.
but to get back to the point. bynum was drafted with the lottery pick just because of potential. nothing but potential. if he did have a good game, he would have been higher but he didn't. thats why drafting sun yue in the second round wont hurt. we drafted young guy that was 7 feet tall with tons of potential with the lottery. but we can't draft a 6'9 young guy with pg skills and high basketball IQ with a late second? thats why the lakers are never blessed with the likes of arenas' , ginoblies, haslems, and all the other good ones that went second round and undrafted.