Andrew Bynum, Tristan Thompson and Anderson Varejao have combined to average 44.5 points and 34.5 rebounds over the last two games heading into Friday's matchup with the Atlanta Hawks. Bynum, specifically, has averaged as many as 17 points and 8.5 rebounds during that stretch–the first time he's posted consecutive numbers like that in an NBA game since May of 2012.
I spoke with Bynum, Thompson and Varejao for my latest article at SLAM which highlights the impact those three bigs have had recently. Below is an excerpt:
During that win over the Bulls, the Cavs rallied around Bynum who went for 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks. Along the way, he continued to remind his teammates of the All-Star he used to be in Los Angeles. “I’m seeing more and more flashes of the old Andrew,” Anderson Varejao told me. “He’s done a great job in practice and he’s working really hard to get back to where he was before he got hurt. We all know it’s going to take some time and he’s going to have some ups and downs, but he’s been great.”
Full Article: SLAM – The ‘Old Andrew’
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