Financially, it makes more sense for Bynum to play out the year and become a free agent. Then if he chooses to resign with the Lakers he can make millions more.
One small caveat to that is Bynum’s injury history. He made it through last year pretty much unharmed, but it might be beneficial to him to take the security now over risking making it through another year.
There is still the possibility of a Dwight Howard trade, but if the Lakers get tired of waiting for the Magic, it could be a prudent move to get Drew locked under contract.
Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register reports that Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak spoke with David Lee, the agent for Andrew Bynum, on Wednesday to discuss a contract extension for the center.
Kupchak declined to detail the Wednesday conversation between him and Bynum’s representative beyond a general description of “productive and positive.” Kupchak said no changes in Bynum’s status would be coming soon.