Maybe our very own Andrew Rafner had it right. Sound-off!
Lakers Examiner: When the news came out last week that Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum wouldn’t be back until the playoffs, there was a collective disappointed sigh in LaLa Land.
Well, maybe there was one person who wasn’t so disappointed. Take a look at Phil Jackson’s comments about the Lakers’ play without Bynum…
We’re more fluid as an offensive team without Andrew. Obviously, with two seven-footers, you don’t run as well, you don’t have as quick a fastbreak or as consistent a flow game, which the NBA is really suited for.
It gives us an opportunity to play Lamar Odom considerable minutes. He’s a terrific player, gives us a whole different cast of how we play. That releases Kobe [Bryant] to play a forward position, a striker position, and he’s much more aggressive at that spot.
Well when you put it that way, Phil!