Is Dwight Howard Really the Best Center for the Lakers?

Many people believe that Dwight Howard is the best center in the league and Andrew Bynum is right behind him as the second. So it is a no-brainer that the Lakers should trade Bynum for the best big man in the NBA, right?

Andrew Bynum has yet to have a healthy season in his prime, so he has not shown the world what he is fully capable of.

Of course dependability and consistency is what makes a player great, but is it justifiable to write off Bynum if he has yet to show his full potential?

Take a look at this game on March 14th, 2011 when Dwight Howard brought his Magic team to Los Angeles. For the first time, Andrew Bynum was injury free and it was the best opportunity to see him match-up against Howard.

Highlights March 14th, 2011 Bynum vs. Howard

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Whenever Howard tried to attack the rim with his raw offensive skills, Bynum patiently waited and blocked the attempt. On the other end of the court, Bynum was having his way with Howard and totally dominated the paint.

In just 28 minutes, Bynum had 10 points, 18 rebounds, 4 blocks and a +/- of +7. As for Dwight Howard, in 43 minutes. he had 22 points, 15 rebounds, 2 blocks and a +/- of -6.

So before you stop supporting Andrew Bynum as the Lakers’ future center, just look at how he has performed in the Playoffs and versus Howard head-to-head.

 

 

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