At this point, there’s almost zero chance Andrew Bynum is going anywhere. Jim Buss, the son of Lakers owner Jerry Buss who’s handling the day-to-day operations of the team, is staking his legacy on Bynum and sees him as untradeable.
It’s almost a given that any trade rumor with Bynum won’t happen. Even if he might be the Lakers’ best bargaining chip being a legitimate center in a watered-down era for big men, Buss won’t let him go. He’s a shrewder poker player than his father, and he’ll ride with Bynum until the wheels fall off.
Which, as Lakers fans know, is possible every time Bynum steps on the court. Besides, the Lakers won’t get equal value unless they get Dwight Howard but more on him later.
If healthy, Bynum is as good a center as anyone in the league, and at the end of the year nobody played better or harder than him.