Andrew Bynum has only been back for three games, but he is already making his presence on the court felt much more than usual.
For his career, Bynum has averaged 10.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game, yet in his short time back, he is putting up 22.7 points, 17 rebounds and two blocks per contest. He looks like a completely different player as he takes higher percentage shots, navigates the floor much more efficiently and remains consistent on both ends.
The 7'0" athlete has never been known to be a hard worker, but at this rate, he is poised to shed such a label. He has been aggressive in every aspect of his game, and finally looks like the dominant center that the Los Angeles Lakers thought he could be.
Each season, there have been those who held out hope that Bynum would realize, and in turn reach, his full potential. After six years though, the number of people doing so has dwindled, to the point where most have been calling for his exit, specifically to the Orlando Magic.
Currently, it looks as if season No. 7 may be a lucky one for Bynum, as he has restored hope not only in his advocates, but for fans of the Lakers organization in general.
Kobe Bryant is in need of another prolific sidekick aside from Pau Gasol, and he may have found one in this season's version of Bynum.
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