Andrew Bynum has been both a source of frustration and hope for the Lakers ever since his noticeable absence in the 2008 NBA Finals contributed to the Celtics' exploitation of the Lakers' interior.
The hope has stemmed from his potential. When healthy, Bynum has continually shown flashes of All-Star, even Hall of Fame potential.
The frustration has stemmed from his reality. Though few players in the NBA can match up to Bynum's strength, size and raw talent, Bynum is rarely able to capitalize on any of the above due to the multitude of knee injuries he's suffered over the last three seasons.
Is it time to part ways with the young center and add a proven heavyweight scorer?
Here are 8 reasons the Lakers should at least consider it.