Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  14 responses

Lakers to Exercise Team Option on Andrew Bynum

Needless to say, this is an obvious move for the Los Angeles Lakers to make with Andrew Bynum. From the LA Times: “The definition of a no-brainer? The Lakers plan to exercise their team option on Andrew Bynum. ‘He’s the starting center on the West All-Star team. Why wouldn’t we do everything we could to keep him here?’ Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said. ‘We’re ecstatic to have him on the team.’ The Lakers have until June 30 to exercise the $16.1-million option they have for the last year of Bynum’s contract. After next season, however, he becomes a free agent unless they negotiate an extension between now and then.”

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  • Gregor


  • Jay cutler

    Ship him off to Pluto!

    And Kobe wept.

  • marchalmadness

    yes indeed, why would you wants to lose your best player…makes no sense ;)


    Waaa that’s a lot of money 16.1 millions.
    Should start investing. Any advice Toine ?

  • http://www.dimemag.com showtime

    So when has Bynum become the best player for the Lakes?? It no brainer they tie him since the person runing the show hand pick him. But it will get really intresting in a couple of years between the dynamic duel

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    We would love to have Bynum for as long as possible….or until Dwight really wants to be traded.

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    Our best player??? Ooook. He’s a beast but Kobe is still that dude

  • Mick

    Trade Kobe for d will – champs

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    I remember some stupid Clippers fan saying Bynum was the best player on the Lakers on ESPN conversations a few days ago….

  • http://juan.garcia@computershare.com NBA Head

    Funny thing is a lot of you mofoLakerHaters were talking smack during their title runs as if he were Oden. Now his slamm’n his sht down your throats. Take like the punks u are…

  • I’m J.J. Redickulous

    @NBA Head. That’s because he was a lot like Oden during those title runs. Constantly on the bench, not playing due to knee injuries. You know it’s funny I don’t the Lakers, I just really dislike there arrogant fans.

  • colors

    Both Bynum and Howard hitting free agency in 2013? That’ll be interesting.

  • Just Sayin

    ^ There is no the Lakers don’t resign Bynum.

  • http://slam tbell

    A keep him unless dwight wants in or keep him and give up blake and gasol for deron williams