It seems the writing is on the wall. Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum, the subject of much trade speculation throughout his career, may be on his way out of L.A. after the Lakers fell in the second round of the playoffs for the second consecutive year.
When asked after the elimination game on Monday whether he expected to sign a long-term extension with the team this summer, Bynum responded with his increasingly frequent and increasingly frustrating indifference. “I’m not sure. It really doesn’t matter to me. I’ll play anywhere.”
Bynum has blossomed into an All-Star and his talent is unmistakeable, but he doesn’t seem to have the passion for basketball that is required to become a great player. And moreover, he has poorly represented the organization multiple times over the past two years.
The Lakers have a team option on Bynum for next season, and by all accounts they plan to pick up that option. But whether or not they place him officially on the trade block depends on if VP of Player Personnel – and owner’s son – Jim Buss relents on his unwavering support of the big man whom many have dubbed Jim’s “pet project.”
Changes are coming to the Lakers. That much is certain. And Andrew Bynum may have just foreshadowed his own exit.
Andrew Bynum is one of those players that you have to wonder if his level of talent is worth all the negatives he brings to the table. He’s had moments of brilliance over his 7-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he’s also caused some big headaches.
Bynum has always had the height to play in the NBA, there’s no doubt about that. He’s always had the skill as well...
Andrew Bynum wasn’t really engaged in what would ultimately be the Lakers final game of the 2011-2012 NBA season. Early foul trouble could be the blame but in a closeout game, that’s not an excuse. 10 points and 4 rebounds… you’re an ALL-STAR Sir! In a postgame conversation with TNT’s Craig Sager, Bynum stated that [...]
Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum offered confusing and somewhat conflicting comments after Monday's Game 5 about whether he expects to remain with the Lakers, USA Today reported Tuesday. He had just 10 points and four rebounds in 35 minutes of action in Monday's loss to Oklahoma City, which eliminated the Lakers from the postseason. The Lakers have said they plan...
Even though Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum remained healthy this past season, he said on Wednesday he plans to go to Germany in September to undergo Orthokine therapy, which is the procedure Kobe Bryant had last offseason. "He just told me it helped him out," Bynum told reporters. Bynum, who made his comments after his exit interview with general manager Mitch...
Andrew Bynum isn’t even 25 years old yet.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been waiting for Andrew Bynum to mature for the past 5 seasons. He finally broke out this year as the 2nd best center in the NBA, putting up 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game during the regular season. Dominating numbers from a dominating physical presence. But don’t let his physical stature and the numbers...
One thing is clear: the Lakers need to shakeup their roster and GM Mitch Kupchak noted that today. After getting bounced in the second round of the playoffs for the second year in a row, the Lakers are looking for answers. They tried to acquire Chris Paul but the league denied it. They were “shopping” Andrew Bynum, but only for Dwight Howard. They ended up keeping Bynum and...
OKLAHOMA CITY Playing the Los Angeles Lakers has a special feeling.
More than just games, there seems to be drama on every possession. Even their press conferences drip with emotion and adventure the stuff of made-for-TV movies.
There's Kobe and Gasol. There's Andrew Bynum and the debate over what's going on his head. And of course, there's Metta World Peace&...
Now that Lakers’ season has finally ended in a fiery train-wreck of a spectacle, the obligatory finger pointing can officially begin. Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum are sure to see their fare share of blame. Even Kobe Bryant, with his “no free handouts” performance in Game 4, shouldn’t be immune to criticism.
Mike Brown, deservedly or not, is likely to face a great deal of heat...
The LA Lakers fall in the Western Conference semifinals for the 2nd consecutive year and although they made some changes. They were not enough.
Lakers walk away in defeat
We saw a big improvement from Andrew Bynum whose numbers were easily career bests. He still seemed to play tentative at times and flashed immaturity throughout the season. There is no denying Bynum’s potential...
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