Friday, July 20th, 2012 at 9:00 am  |  16 responses

Andrew Bynum’s Agent Says Teams Should Talk to Him First Prior to Trade

by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

Andrew Bynum and his representative have been too busy fishing to worry about the incessant trade rumor mill — the Lakers’ center and his agent just returned from Alaska, and neither one quite understands what all of the noise is about.

Bynum’s rep, David Lee, warns that any team that’s thinking of enticing the Lakers into a trade — such as the Cleveland Cavaliers — should first discuss the idea with Andrew.

From the Akron Beacon Journal:

The agent for Los Angeles Lakers All-Star center Andrew Bynum said he has held no discussions with the Cavaliers and doesn’t believe a deal involving his client and Cleveland is imminent. “I’ve had zero conversations with [Cavs General Manager] Chris Grant,” said David Lee, Bynum’s agent. “I would imagine any team involved in this trade would be smart enough to talk to us.” Bynum is under contract to the Lakers, and it is common in trades of this magnitude for agents to be consulted before a deal is completed. Particularly in the case of Bynum, who can be a free agent at the end of the season.

Asked whether Bynum would be interested in signing a long-term deal with the Cavaliers, who have the cap space to take him, Lee declined comment. “We are not in position to discuss that at this time,” he said. The Cavs couldn’t feasibly trade for Bynum without his agreeing to an extension.

This is never going to end is it?

The Cavs are said to want some kind of assurance that Andrew Bynum would be willing to ink a contract extension, before they help facilitate any sort of Dwight Howard trade. A conversation about such a thing with Bynum and his people, would evidently be a good place to start.

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  • ALD

    i like bynum.. this quote from him might come across as imature to most but i like it. Pluss he is a free agent so it only makes sense.

    I still dnt see how this is a better deal for the magic.. They must hate the nets along with the league.

  • Heals

    Very interested to see how he handles being shipped around all summer (although he’s done well with this situation in the past)…

  • Jer dawG

    Please stay Bynum. No more Dwight talk! Given up on Laker hopes with Dwight. He’s dumb. He’s hurt anyway so why take on Howard if he can’t play until after Xmas. He’s gonna ruin chemistry of team. I just want to throw tomatoes at Dwight. Exit stage left, please! Your act is tired!

  • pposse

    dwight howard has been selected to the all nba first team for 5 straight seasons now??! Andrew Bynum must break this streak of Howards in one of these upcoming seasons!!

  • RunNGun

    Actually, IIRC, teams won’t be able to talk to a player unless given permission by their current organization. Otherwise, that’d be tampering.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    so sick that his agent play for the warriors

  • L Dribble

    Doesn’t David Lee earn enough playing basketball with the Warriors?



  • dungeon family

    Just show him the major Bank in Cleveland……..he’ll be fine then

  • IGGI

    The Nets were giving a lot to Orlando, but I guess they tought Dwight was gana chamge his mind.

  • basketball_iQ

    pposse… he wont do it… overrated in very aspect. if he doesnt get it, chandler will

  • boom bostic


  • NetsRTakingOver

    orlando does not want to fulfill dwight’s wishes to go to brooklyn so they want some late 1st round picks and verejaou over lopez, brooks, and 5 early first round picks

  • PnoyVibe


  • http://www.slamonline.com JTaylor21

    What does this have to do with Jeremy Lin??

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Bynum with Kyrie and some improving young talent could be a good team, maybe sneak in playoffs. Bynum should go to Cavs over Houston and the choke artist formerly and proved me right last year Dirk-Dallas players.