Is Andrew Bynum Headed to the Bench?

D.Michael LeeSenior Analyst IApril 25, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 21:  Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers posts up Jarron Collins #31 of the Utah Jazz in the third quarter of Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 21, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Lakers center Andrew Bynum has not had quite the start to the NBA Playoffs he would have wanted so far, averaging only seven points and more fouls (4) than rebounds (3). With Los Angeles looking to make adjustments after losing Game 3 in Utah, one move might be to shift Pau Gasol to center and start Lamar Odom, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Bynum has seemed to have more productive action off the court recently than on. Rumors floated around the internet earlier this month that Bynum was dating Pop singer, and ex-girlfriend of Chris Brown, Rihanna, however that rumor was quickly shut down by both parties. Then, of course, was the infamous photo of Bynum at the Playboy mansion with a beautiful woman on his shoulders(see above photo).

In other news regarding the Lakers/Jazz series, the Jazz revealed Friday that when they take the floor for Game 4, Mehmet Okur may be on there with them. Okur attempted to play in Game 3, however his hamstring had not healed enough to let him go. The Jazz received a great game from Carlos Boozer, but the addition of Okur would not only stretch the Lakers defense in the post, but also free up Boozer and Paul Millsap for better looks when they are playing alongside the big man.


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