Lost in the shuffle of all the accolades being heaped upon Center Andrew Bynum is his freaky percentage from the field of late.
I’m not even going to go as far as anointing myself an amateur stat geek, but I do know that shooting 62.5% from the field is solid (and just .12 behind Andris Biedrins for the league lead). You don’t need a degree to figure that out.
In the month of December Bynum is throwing it down at a 67.62% clip, good for tops in the league among those taking more than four shots per game. That’s a whole lot of 8/10′s and 7/9′s on the stat sheet.
Last time out Drew started the game a perfect 7 of 7 before finishing up 11/13. His last three games have seen him make 27 out of 32 for an eye popping 84.38%.
The next two games will provide the big man a good test as Utah and Boston both possess the bigs inside to slow Bynum.
Andrew dominated the Jazz in their first matchup at STAPLES Center, finishing with 9 boards and 15 points on 6/7 shooting in just 19 minutes of play. Bynum didn’t fare as well in the second meeting as the entire Lakers team struggled to find their footing in the 120-96 drubbing.
Bynum found it tough to get going when the Lakers visited the Celtics and got thrashed 107-94. #17 led the team in rebounding for the game but was ineffective on offense and allowed Kendrick Perkins to go for 21-points–a real no-no when you’ve got the big three to worry about.