Andrew Bynum hasn’t been giving the Cavalier much this season–he is averaging just 6.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in 16.8 minutes per game. His per 36 stats are 13.8 points and 8.1 rebounds per game, which is promising for the Cavaliers.
In Saturday night’s game against the Bulls, Bynum was healthy enough to start, and he showed that he still has the talent to give this team a boost. Bynum had 20 points, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks, and 3 assists in 30 minutes on Saturday, and the Cavs won 97-93.
Two of Bynum’s 20 points came on a nasty slam over Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah (sort of). If he can give them this kind of effort on a more consistent basis, the Cavs could start to turn things around. The good news for them is that the Eastern Conference is bad, and it appears that no hole will be too steep to climb out of.
This was a filthy throw down, and let’s hope we can see more of this from Andrew Bynum in the near future.