As with any NBA player, the question with Andrew Bynum is will he live up to his potential?  He could be the 2nd best center in the league after Dwight Howard.  Bynum’s health is the difference between the Lakers being in contention for a championship or being an intimidating juggernaut.  While the frequency of his injuries is a concern, the timing of them has also been a problem.  Drew is to be commended for playing hurt in last season’s playoffs after not playing in the 2008 finals, but I am wondering if it is possible for him to be healthy for the playoffs.  He has played all 82 games only one time in his 5 years; he has averaged 56 games per season.  Bynum did not play college ball, so entering his 6th season he will only be 23 at the start of the season.  Of course, he will not be playing the start of the season as he recovers from knee surgery in the off-season.  If he can come back healthy (relatively) and stay healthy and average double-doubles for the playoffs, then I think the Lakers should keep Bynum.  If Bynum misses the start of the season, misses more time during the regular season, and is limping around in the playoffs, then the Lakers should seriously consider trading Bynum and his $13.7 million contract.  Plan B for the Lakers, which you will be seeing the at the start of the season, is to have Gasol play center and have Odom start at power forward.  Doing this reduces the depth of the Laker bench.  So as with Sasha and Walton, I consider this a pivotal year in Bynum’s career.