Bynum seems to be getting irked by declining minutes.
RealGM: Lakers coach Phil Jackson moved Lamar Odom into the starting lineup on Saturday night in favor of the struggling Andrew Bynum.
Bynum was averaging just 7 points and 3 rebounds through the team’s first three games against the Jazz.
He played just four minutes in Game 4, a 108-94 win for Los Angeles. He posted two points, one rebounds and a pair of fouls.
“It didn’t bother me that I didn’t start,” Bynum said afterward. “It bothered me that I didn’t play.”
Jackson downplayed the move, citing strategy and instinct.
“I just was going to do it by my intuition, which you have to do,” Jackson said.
Bynum, however, doesn’t believe that he’s played enough this postseason to get in rhythm.
“You got to play to get it back,” Bynum said. “Over the last three, four games, I think I’ve only played like a combined 30 minutes. That’s not really enough to get your stuff back together.”