Here is some interesting stuff. Two things to note – Bynum’s focus without Pau and Kobe’s reference to a pecking order. Kobe takes twice as many attempts as Pau does. We should dump it down low more often, no?
ESPN: “I’m comfortable with or without [Gasol], it’s just I’m more needed without him,” Bynum said. “My focus goes up a little bit.”
Again, you wonder why the focus isn’t at its highest level no matter who’s on the court, but for the Lakers at least they know they have this option should Gasol be out for another extended period.
Bryant said Bynum has to understand, “There’s a pecking order” and has to find a way to still be effective when he is the third option after Bryant and Gasol. Bynum was upgraded on the priority list Sunday, first when Dallas center Erick Dampier couldn’t go because of an injury, then when Gasol went out. So Bynum got to go against the likes of Drew Gooden and Shawn Marion.