Is Andrew Bynum more valuable offensively or defensively?

It’s an intriguing question, and one you can answer several different ways. But statistically speaking, it’s clear Bynum’s impact has been felt mostly at the defensive end.

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In their crunching of individual numbers on Bynum, the Lakers are allowing 13.4 fewer points per 100 possessions with Bynum on the court, compared to when he’s not on the court.

But offensively, it’s a different story. The Lakers are scoring 11.4 more points per 100 possessions when Bynum is out of the game, compared to when he’s in the game.

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