Andrew Bynum has yet to see the floor as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, so we are still waiting to see what he will look like finally playing outside the shadow of former teammate Kobe Bryant.
I would think that playing alongside Kobe would be a good thing. He draws the majority of the attention from the defense, meaning that his teammates get solid looks at the basket and a lot of freedom to play their game.
Bynum saw it differently. He says being a member of the Lakers and playing on the same team as Kobe made it hard for him to develop.
"I thought it really helped me a lot obviously at first, because he draws so much attention it's hard for guys to double team and key on you, so it helped me tremendously," Bynum said. "Later, I felt I was able to get the ball more and do more things with the ball, so I could definitely see how it could stunt growth."
Again, I still think it is a good thing for a young player to develop without the majority of defensive attention,...