Posted April 28, 2009 - 01:55 PM
One of my biggest gripes I've been noticing with Bynum since he came back has been his defense, but more specifically him picking up too many fouls on falling for pump fakes like everytime. He has to make the damn adjustment at some point, one would think and hope. I remember when he was straight up ballin' at his best, he wasn't doing the same. He would stay disciplined, stay grounded, and just in most cases, let his huge length alone alter or block shots. He needs to learn that he doesn't have to jump everytime, nor especially jump forward. A lot of guys are smaller than him and with that wingspan of his, he can get away with from time to time just simply holding his ground but keeping his arms up and extended, as well as just overall doing a better job of focusing and timing the opposition's shots to block. Wait till the ball is actually just released, then go for it, but again, maybe that's just a matter of getting his timing, rhythm, and conditioning back as well, I hope.