If and when Andrew Bynum returns to the 76ers, he should become the inside presence the team has sorely lacked this season. If he can repeat the numbers he posted with the Lakers last season, Philadelphia can make a strong push for the playoffs. His 2011-12 numbers alongside Philadelphia’s 2012-13 numbers.
• Bynum had 25.5 points and 16.1 rebounds per 48 minutes; Philadelphia centers as a group get 16.1 ppg and 11.8 rpg at that position, allow 20.0 and 13.6.
• His 69% shooting within 5 feet of the basket was the third-best of anyone with at least 400 attempts; 60.8% from within 8 was sixth-best with at least 400 attempts; Philadelphia is 18th inside of 5 feet (57.6%); Tied 12th inside of 8 feet (54.7%)
• His 69% shooting in restricted area was third-best of anyone with at least 400 attempts; Philadelphia is 22d with a 57.1% shooting percentage in restricted are.
• Bynum scored .89 points per post-up, 50th in league; Limited opponents to .72 points per post up, 56th in league; Philadelphia scores .86 points per post-up, 8th in the league, allows .88 points per post-up, 25th in the league.