I actually think Brand could slow down Bynum a bit. I don't buy the size disadvantage as thats often overrated. And the thing most don't realize is Brand's wingspan is enormous- 7 feet-5.5 inches to be exact and only Bismack has a longer wingspan at that height. So he's long despite not being the tallest guy out there. And he's very hard to move on the block. Something to note: despite Bynum's big size advantage, he's only 10 pounds heavier than Brand. Make no mistake, these guys are both built like trucks. But Brand isn't just a big lug, he can move and get his hands in and strip the ball.
And as KJ said, he spent a lot of time at Center last year. In fact, he was more a Center than a PF last year, with 36% of his teams' minutes coming at C vs only 32% at PF. And Brand was VERY good last year at defending post ups- allowing opponents only a 32.3% FG%. This guy was a darkhorse candidate for DPOY last year. Excellent defender who I think could bang with Bynum. Would he shut him down? No but he'd certainly slow him.
However, with that said, I like some of the matchups that Hartford has as well. For one, Lowry on Parker is a matchup that should give Flagstaff's #1 option fits with Lowry's D. And I think Boozer could score on Meka as well.
I'll think about this one for awhile.
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