Chillbongo wrote:And I agree. Andrew is day & night ahead of Bynum in terms of offense.
I think you meant the 2012 playoffs....and I just looked at the box scores here: http://www.nba.com/playoffs/2012/westseries6/
Yeah, I think game 3 or 4 Kobe went iso ball. But if you look at the stats we had even scoring distribution. Bynum was taking more shots than even Dwight this year, and rightfully so given that he actually has a post game.
But anyways, could we have gone to Bynum more? Sure. But if you remember he was absolutely terrible at handling double teams -- which is exactly what they started doing when he would dominate.
Chicken or egg though. There are definitely aspects of Bynum's game I dearly miss.
Bynum was terrible at handling double-teams in the regular season. In the playoffs, he stopped turning the ball over so much while maintaining his assist average.
11-12 Regular season
1.4 apg/2.5 TOV
He started passing out of the doubles quicker in the postseason than he did in the regular season. In the regular season he kept holding onto the ball looking for a "home run" pass.
The biggest problem we had in the postseason wasn't so much Bynum not handling doubles. It was us not moving off the ball when Bynum or Kobe were doubled or fronted. All we did was stand around. We tried to solve that problem by implementing the Princeton offense. That didn't turn out so well, and Mike Brown was canned.