Phil talks about Bynum and Howard; two of the best centers in the league.
L.A. Times: Lakers center Andrew Bynum has a nice repertoire of offensive moves.
He has a smooth, still developing offensive game.
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard is a more physical, low-post offensive player.
His game is about dunking.
On the surface, it appears as if Bynum has a more advanced offensive game than Howard, who is generally considered the best center in the NBA.
Lakers Coach Phil Jackson, however, doesn’t put much stock in that theory.
“It’s a difference in just their physical makeup,” said Jackson, who gave his team Saturday off. “I think ‘Drew has great hands, great shooting touch, [but] doesn’t have that strength and quickness that Howard has, that physical makeup.”
Bynum and Howard test their skills against each other when the Lakers host the Magic at Staples Center on Monday.
It’ll be the first time the two teams will have played against each other since the Lakers defeated the Magic in the NBA Finals in five games.