This has been on the minds of some fans and now Bynum is ready to become a “beast” again. He recently talked about his production and what he can do to become more effective…

L.A. Times: The basketball hasn’t come Andrew Bynum’s way much in the first eight games.

He would like for that to change some.

Mostly, Bynum wants to change his approach when he does get the ball down low.

He figures that as the center for the Lakers, he can be more productive if he is more assertive.

“I really haven’t been attacking, so I’m going to start attacking on the block,” Bynum said. “Over all the games, I really haven’t scored much on the block play.”

Bynum is fifth on the team in scoring, averaging 9.9 points per game. Last season, before he got injured, Bynum averaged 13.1 points.

He has been a presence on defense, averaging three blocks per game, second-best in the NBA.

But his offense has been coming slow. He’s getting only 8.25 shots per game.

“I’m just not being aggressive,” Bynum said. “I think I need to go out there and be aggressive and assert myself on the block. I don’t think I’ve even scored with a post move yet this season.”

Most of Bynum’s offense has come on screen-and-roll plays and lob passes.

He wants to become more of a force inside.

“So, I’m going to try to attack the basket a little bit more,” Bynum said.

  • kobe124

    better do.lol

  • DCLAKER

    He’s been aggresive (him and Ariza)…it’s LO and Luke I worry about.

  • JSK4LIFE

    useless post but bynum better be agressive cause hes gettin payed ALOT

  • MILO

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    i want to add V-Rad to you’re list!!!

  • MILO

    DC,

    how about G-Green??? i think he would have been a great back up to Kobe along with Sasha!!!

  • DCLAKER

    Amen,brother..I agree 100,000 %!

  • Lakers 24 7

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    Sometimes Vlad just has horrible shot selection. Dude was killin us against Detroit, takin pull up shots with a man in front of him

  • xtro

    Let’s go ‘Drew! Show ‘em what you’re made of! Use what the Captain has been teaching you.

  • Sopi

    stop doin layups, hook shots under the basket
    just fukin dunk the ball on people andy!

  • sketch

    DC don’t worry about Luke, Phil just need not to play him. Hahaha! I don’t think that LO needs to be more aggressive, as you can see every time he does he gets called for an offensive foul. He needs to be smart, recognize when to attack inside and when to pull up for a mid-range. And that fool better be practicing that mid-range too.

    I agree with Bynum, I haven’t seen him attacking the basket as he had been before he got hurt. If you guys look up Andrew Bynum on Youtube and all of the compilation videos of him, you’d know what I mean. I saw some of those videos and was just pumped up about him. He was just a beast with all of his low post up and under moves, at times just straight attacking that rim. He needs to start playing like that again!

    You guys know that if the refs know you as a “finesse” player then once you start initiating contact, they’ll call an offensive foul because that’s not “your game” in their minds. If Bynum establishes that he’s a physical player again, then once the playoffs come, they can’t say crap about his aggressiveness because that would’ve been the way he has always been playing. If he decides to be more physical during the playoffs, he will be called for more offensive fouls! I want Bynum to stuff it down Perkins’s throat every single time and it’s about time that he layeth the smack down on Garnett too. That boy’s been talkin too much mess, time for him to be humbled again like he’s been accustomed to when he was on the Timberwolves!

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  • http://www.nicklachey.us Nick Lachey USA

    It’s about time!

  • ICE CREAM MAN

    What Bynum needs to also look into is try setting his post up closer to the basket ala shaq. It seems that he gets pushed out of the blocks too easy. Also when he does have a good post position, he tends to throw the ball back out.

    Just my obrevation.

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