L.A. Times: The NBA’s all-time leading scorer has one word for Andrew Bynum — patience.
Bynum has struggled with his shot and recently said he wanted to be more assertive once he got the basketball in the post.
To paraphrase Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, it will happen in time.
“The offense is designed to spread it around, but if you’re getting high-percentage shots in the post, they’re of great value to a team,” said Abdul-Jabbar, in his fourth season as a Lakers’ special assistant coach in charge of Bynum’s development.
“It’s a situation where he has to prove that he can deliver and then maybe the offense can look for him more than it is right now. He just has to be patient.”
After getting outscored and outrebounded by Detroit center Kwame Brown, Bynum lamented that he hadn’t scored enough in the low post this season, feeding instead off screen-and-rolls, lob passes and offensive rebounds.
Bynum, who signed a four-year, $57.4-million contract extension last month, was averaging 9.9 points and 8.9 rebounds while shooting 45.5% before Tuesday’s game against Chicago.