The Lakers exercised a $16.1 million option on Andrew Bynum for next season. Is he the team's future at center?
ELS2005.6: "Andrew needs to do some soul searching this summer and come back an improved person and player. He has the talent to be a great player, but he's holding himself back with his shenanigans."
bdiddyvb757: "He's got more low post moves than Howard. Yeah he needs to mature, but you just saw D12 act out last season and got his GM and coach fired. So whats the difference there? Lakers need to trade Pau and get Nene as PF. Then sign Steve Nash and get more athletic and youth on the bench. "
caldazar01: "Not unexpected at all. How else are they going to trade him? Seriously, he either needs to grow up fast or it's time for him to leave."
ejdomingo: "Of course the Lakers excercised their option. This gives the Lakers a chance to trade for Dwight Howard or extend Bynum after the trade deadline."
zaunbgo: "The tough decision is whether any straightening up is the result of contract year play or true change in attitude. If he comes out more mature next year do you want the Lakers to keep him or move him while his value is up?"
TydeeWhitey: "One thing to remember about Bynum: yeah he's played in 7 seasons or w/e but he's still just 24 and is still young. Not to mention he missed practically 2 seasons. This was his first real year contributing."