Let's try to settle a few misconceptions about Bynum: Does he shoot the ball too much? Per 36 minutes Stuckey: 15.8 FGA and 5.2 FTA = 18.4 est FGA Jennings: 15.2 FGA and 4.5 FTA= 17.5 est FGA Bynum: 15.3 FGA and 4.1 FTA= 17.3 est FGA So, if you factor in shots from the field and also shots where they get fouled, Bynum shoots the ball more infrequently than BJ and RS. Chris Paul attempts 14.4 and 5.9 for comparison (17.4), which is identical to Bynum when blending all attempts. Conclusion: Bynum attempts shots at a similar rate as the best point guard in the NBA and also at a lower rate than the guy that sent Billups packing and the guy that starts every game for us. Now, if he doesn't shoot the ball any more frequently than all these other guys, what could the remaining issues be? Does he pass the ball? He generates 20.3 points per 48 min on assists. This isn't quite as good as Jennings, who is at 23.5 points, but Jennings is #8 in the league in assists per game right now. Bynum's assists generate more points for the team per minute than these guys: Lebron James, Mike Conley, Tyreke Evans, Trey Burke, Isiah Thomas, Kyrie Irving. He's tied with MCW. Bynum gets a lot of assists that result in 3-pointers, which boosts his points off assists total compared to his gross assists. His drive and oop or drive and kicks are both very effective and result in more assists per pass than other players. Jennings passes the ball 84.2 times per 48 minutes and gets 10.7 assists (12.7% of his passes) Bynum passes the ball 65.7 times per 48 minutes and gets 9.1 assists (13.9% of his passes). Does he take good shots? WB- .462 eFG/ .508 TS% BJ- .468 eFG/ .491 RS- .451 eFG/ .513 He has a higher TS% than Jennings and a higher eFG than Stuckey. It is clear that his efficiency on shots is right on par with the other guards on our team. All 3 of them are bad shooters and have low efficiency. Is he a bad defender? Yes. In conclusion: We have a bench guard that we are not paying very much money. He basically is producing at the same level as our prize FA starting PG. He shoots the ball as frequently as Chris Paul and he assists at the same rate as Lebron James and a long list of starting point guards that we covet. Our bench scored 85 points in this one!