Bynum update

Just got done speaking with Andrew Bynum’s agent David Lee for a quick update on how Bynum’s knee is doing. Bynum was in Los Angeles earlier this week, worked for the Lakers team doctors, and was cleared for everything, according to Lee.

Bynum is now down in Atlanta with his personal trainer. The Lakers, Lee said, have a standing invitation to drop in on Bynum down in Atlanta and see his progress.

“He’s absolutely fine, he’s going to come in as a beast,” Lee said. “He’s got no atrophy anywhere. The kid’s in great shape. Maybe it comes with being 20 years of age.”

As for the negotiations on Bynum’s contract status, Lee said that the discussions have been tabled until September.

“We aren’t going to talk again until September until they have a chance to see what they’re getting,” Lee said. “But I don’t have any concerns about it.”

Lee said that once negotiations begin, it was “very important” that the extension be completed by the time the season starts. Lee of course, will be seeking a max (five years, $80 million) extension.

“I know what we want, I know what the rest of the league thinks of Andrew. I just hope the Lakers are on the same page,” Lee said.

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  • jubei

    This sounds like it could get very ugly, bssed upon the agents words. sounds like he’s going for maximum contract for bynum.

    I say he need to play a season, show us what were getting then if he does well, give him what he deserves, and if that is a big contract so be it, but enough of the shaq deals that stiffle our hands for the next 5 yrs.

  • Anonymous

    “We aren’t going to talk again until September until they have a chance to see what they’re getting,” Lee said. “But I don’t have any concerns about it.”

    “I know what we want, I know what the rest of the league thinks of Andrew. I just hope the Lakers are on the same page,” Lee said

    This looks like it could get ugly from the tone of Bynum’s agent. He’s basically given the team a deadline to work something out

  • ThE ReALiST

    I can see many problems occuring with Bynum’s agent.

    A 80 million dollar for 5 years extension for half a season of 13 points and 10 rebounds. Thats ridicilous.

    He should be recieving around the same contract as an Monta Ellis or even less because Monta Ellis has proven more.

    I love Andrew Bynum, but he should recieve a 60 million dollar contract for 6 years. With a player opt out clouse to become a restricted free agent to see if he out preformed his contract.