Lakers final grades: center Andrew Bynum

Today’s report card …

Andrew Bynum made the All-Star team for the first time and set career bests by averaging 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds. Best of all for the Lakers, he avoided any significant knee injuries. However, he also acted out at times, getting benched for taking an ill-advised 3-point shot and fined for blowing off a meeting with GM Mitch Kupchak. The Lakers have backed Bynum, 24, despite his many head-scratching moments. Maybe it’s because they believe anybody who can grab 30 rebounds in a single game, as he did during a victory over the San Antonio Spurs, is worth keeping around for the long haul.

Grade: A

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