NBA Trade Rumors: Should the Los Angeles Lakers Deal Andrew Bynum?
Lakers fans are in a frenzy, hoping for a quick fix that will return the team to recent glory. The way you can accomplish this is through trading a young player; leveraging his future improvement in exchange for current experience. Andrew Bynum becomes a possible trade piece because “you can get more for him” than you would for the older Pau Gasol.
Here’s the problem: You can get more for Bynum for some damned good reasons. He’s 24 years old and the best center in his conference. Do you want to be the GM who gives up on a 24-year-old All-Star center? Does that not seem like the kind of decision that comes back to haunt a franchise?
While many pine for a Dwight Howard deal, mostly on account of Bynum’s injury history, my response is, “Are we sure Dwight’s less of a risk?” Howard is having back surgery, a term that sounds ominous to all former fans of Tracy McGrady’s work.
Bynum is fresh off a completely healthy season, and it could be less of a fluke than you think. Lakers trainer Gary Vitti has improved the big man’s core strength to such a staggering degree that Andrew Bynum is well, no longer staggering. If Bynum’s future health is a probability, it’s probable that trading him is a bad idea.
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