Originally Posted by lakerfreak
Yet that shot blocker causes other teams to think twice about entering the paint, whereas with lamar as our "best big defender" we've had more problems with defense than we ever have until recently.
Also note that Bynum and Odom average the same exact rebounds but odom actually plays 9 more minutes per game than Bynum.
Put Bynum in for those same minutes Odom averages and he can average much more rebounds, more blocks, etc...
Here is my ranking on the defense of our bigs from best to worst:
lol and dont say "just a shotblocker" in a way that takes away from Bynum's performances.
Odom is a good defender, not underrated....and bynum is a great defender.
The block is the most overrated stat in basketball. Getting a block does not make or break a great defender. 1 block does not make up for allowing 3-4 buckets. Listen to James Worthy, John Ireland, Stu Lance, etc... they all state that changing/altering a shot in the paint is just as effective as a block shot.
Bynum is effective at deterring teams from entering the paint; however, I won't call him a great defender. He has everything the ability to become a great defender, but is still to young, inexperienced, and raw to be called a great defender.