Yes, while the assignments are the same, he can't say there is no difference... He is talking like defending Kwame and Bynum is the same...
Seriously, did anyone actually read the article, or just the title of the thread? Garnette says Bynum made no difference to their defensive assignments.
Their defensive assignment basically:
Perkins guards our Center
Garnette guards our power forward
double team Kobe, force him to take bad shots or get the ball out of his hands
help/switch/rotate when necessary
That is their assignments and it won't change no matter who is our center or power forward or any other player on the court while Kobe is in. He didn't say anything about Drew's ability on offense or defense. Didn't say Drew doesn't help us improve on offense or defense. I hate Garnette as much as the next Laker fan, but no need to get your panties in a bunch over a non-issue.
Funny, that Bynum gets some props when he was still in Minny... Must be a Boston thing.