Bynum not sure of future with the Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers big man Andrew Bynum is clearly one of the best centers in the NBA. He broke out this year in his seventh season with 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. He also made the All-Star team for the first time in his career.
However, he isn’t sure what’s going to happen regarding his future with the Lakers. The team holds a $16.1 million team option that the team has to exercise by the end of June. He was asked about staying with the Lakers after his dismal Game 5 performance that led to elimination against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
“I’m not sure,” Bynum said. “It really doesn’t matter to me. I’ll play anywhere. I think for the most part I had a pretty decent season and an OK postseason, so we’ll see.”
At least he didn’t turn into a complete a-hole this time and assault J.J. Barea during the loss like he did last year when their season was going down the toilet.
But, one would have to think that the Lakers will find a way to extend the 24-year old. Talented big men don’t grow on trees in the NBA.
“It’s going to depend on what the team wants to do,” Bynum said of an extension. “I would definitely want to be a Laker. It’s going to be up to the team.”