Former Laker Cedric Ceballos said he would prefer Andrew Bynum over Dwight Howard as the team's center.

"Right now, Andrew Bynum," Ceballos told The Times at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday evening. "Andrew Bynum has won championships. Andrew Bynum has the ability to get better. Andrew Bynum has the ability to score more than Dwight."

The Lakers are currently talking with Orlando about potentially acquiring the Magic's disgruntled center.

Howard averaged 20.6 points and 14.5 rebounds last season with the Magic. Bynum averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds with the Lakers.

Ceballos acknowledged that Howard's defense may currently be superior that Bynum's. However, Ceballos said he saw more long-term potential in Bynum.

"Dwight is just a superstar right now," Ceballos said. "He is real dominant on defense .... So there are both sides, but right now I'd have to pick Andrew Bynum."