Lakers GM: Bynum Not Testing Mike Brown
(Andrew) Bynum has had a phenomenal season nonetheless, averaging a career-high 18.2 points and 12.2 rebounds through Wednesday, with a Player Efficiency Rating that ranks 12th in the league, up from 21st last season. Which begs the question of whether Bynum’s three-pointer was really about three-pointers at all. Was he truly looking to expand his game, or was he was testing his first-year coach?
“I don’t think [Bynum was testing(Lakers coach Mike) Brown],” Kupchak said. “I really think that he thought he could make it, because he made one the night before. Now he’s come a long way this year, and his confidence level has soared. But sometimes you have too much confidence, and I think that might have been the case there.”