One topic of interest before Wednesday’s game was Andrew Bynum’s passing. Bynum had five assists in the season opener and did an excellent job finding cutters from the post as well as open shooters beyond the 3-point arc.
“I think hes going to be a better passer than what he showed,” Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis said. “He understands when he gets the basketball inside, theres things and people that we want him to look for first and then he has his opportunities to go to work.
“I think youre seeing glimpses of a real good find for the Lakers. I think hes going to be a good player for us for many years at both ends of the court.”
Said Bynum: “If I catch it in the lane, which is what I do in the early offense, then I go to work. But in the triangle, Im a playmaker. If you want to get inside penetration, the easiest way is to get a post pass and then youve got to look for the cutters after that.