Andrew Bynum didn't want to be the only soon-to-be free agent without a magic "list".
UPDATE: Sunday, July 8, 2012, 6:30 p.m. ET by David Daniels
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported that Bynum has a list of teams that he'd be interested in joining if the Lakers fail to offer him an extension in the coming year.
That isn't necessarily surprising. What is surprising—if not shocking—is one of the teams on his wish list, also reported by Wojnarowski.
Yes, that's right folks. The Cleveland Cavaliers are on a wish list. The only one more surprised than you is LeBron James.
UPDATE: Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 2:00 p.m. ET by Ryan Phillips
Jarrod Rudolph of RealGM.com is reporting that the Lakers are prepared to offer Andrew Bynum and Metta World Peace in return for Dwight Howard.
As Rudolph points out, any deal is contingent on Howard signing a long-term extension with the team and that is certainly up in the air at this point.
Additionally Rudolph claims the Magic will include Jason Richardson in any deal for Dwight Howard. Richardson is due to make $5.8 million in 2012-13, $6.2 million in 2013-14 and holds a player option worth $6.6 million for 2014-15.
The Orlando Magic have a backup plan and it involves Andrew Bynum.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:
This is a good idea for the Magic to go this route as Bynum could really produce in Orlando. As for the Los Angeles Lakers however, it would be a big hit to replace.
Bynum will only be turning 25 years old in October and had arguably his best pro season in 2011-12. Averaging a career high in 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game, Bynum also shot 55.8 percent from the field and 69.2 percent from the line.
The man even upped his play during the postseason with 16.7 points and 11.1 rebounds per game. For Orlando, Bynum would be a great center to take over for Howard, but the Lakers would take a step back.
It's a win-win situation for Bynum, because he's one of the better big men in the association. And if he were to make the move to Florida, L.A. would have to make some drastic adjustments before the 2012-13 season tips off.