Mr_Hollywood_Line wrote:revgen wrote:Mr_Hollywood_Line wrote:strikemode14 wrote:>>I look at it the other way. He already has won two titles and he was the starting center and contributor for both.<<
Um, technically, yes, but we all know Gasol and LO did most of the heavy lifting.
In 2009, yes.
In 2010, Bynum averaged 25mpg in the Finals, and 24mpg overall in the playoffs. LO & Pau performed "heavy lifting" during the Phoenix series where Bynum's immobility against the smallball Suns team needed to be addressed. Other than that, Bynum played the majority of the minutes at the center position for the other playoff series. Pau and Bynum's superior size advantage against Boston IMO was extremely important in winning the chip that year. Playoff series are won mostly by matchups and defense. Even though our defense was solid, our matchup advantage in the frontcourt was our ace in the hole. With Perkins on Bynum instead of KG. KG on Pau instead of LO, and Big Baby having to deal with LO, we had the upper hand that year.
Most of the time, it was LO and Pau who actually finished games in the 4th quarter both years.
To Bynum's credit, he was playing on one leg in 2010.
Finishing 4th quarters doesn't matter if you stink it up in quarters 1, 2, and 3. It was Bynum who played the majority of the minutes at the center position despite his leg. Not LO or Pau. I don't characterize that as "heavy lifting".