Andrew Bynum: 76ers' New Center Will Be an All-Star for Philadelphia Next Season
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The Philadelphia 76ers did not have a 20-point scorer last year, but that did not hamper their success.
Eventually making it to the Eastern Conference semifinals, the 76ers played the Boston Celtics in a tough series where they lost in a heartbreaking Game 7.
Though not having one main weapon on their team, the 76ers had an array of players that could impact a game. Coach Doug Collins managed to win while having a balanced offensive attack, boasting four players that averaged double-figure scoring averages.
Leading the pack of scorers was their point guard, Jrue Holiday. He led the team with 15.8 points, 5.2 assists and 1.54 steals per game.
As a basketball player, Andrew Bynum has finally begun to hit the cusp of his potential as a player in the NBA.
Because of the scoring issues that the 76ers faced last season, Bynum will instantaneously bring a 20-point scorer to their team. In addition to his inside scoring and defensive presence, Bynum will also make sure that the 76ers will continue to be represented at the NBA All-Star Game.
The lone All-Star for the team last season was Andre Iguodala, who was also traded. The Denver Nuggets received him in the four-team trade for Dwight Howard .
Now filling the void will be Andrew Bynum, who made his first NBA All-Star team last season, averaging 18.7 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game.
With a team that now virtually has two double-digit scorers on their team in Evan Turner and Jrue Holiday, the 76ers will get Bynum involved early and often during games.
With the Lakers, Bynum managed to have only three 30-point games last season. Now a part of the 76ers, Bynum will be made the focal point on offense.
Bynum now is a member of the gritty Eastern Conference, where he will need to play his best games in order to make a difference for his team. Going against centers such as Joakim Noah, Tyson Chandler, Roy Hibbert, Kevin Garnett and Marcus Camby, Bynum will have his way if he finally plays up to his potential.
The sky is the limit for the 24-year-old center.
With other young stars in Philadelphia, the 76ers might not have to wait long to challenge the other great Eastern Conference teams.
For hope's sake, they will need to get Bynum signed to an extension with the team after the season.
If Bynum leaves in free agency, the 76ers will be decimated and back to fighting for position at the bottom of the Eastern Conference once again.
Jrue Holiday, throw him the ball inside every single possession and wonders will happen.
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