Andrew Bynum isn’t worried about a possible offseason trade from the Lakers, but he acknowledged it could happen. He also said he won’t push for a contract extension, but wouldn’t say, no, if the Lakers pick up the phone to initial talks with his agent, David Lee.
“I don’t expect to hear my name as a possible trade (chip),” the 7-foot Bynum said after his exit meeting Wednesday with general manager Mitch Kupchak and coach Mike Brown. “Anything can happen. Obviously, I want to be a Laker, but you never know what’s going to happen.”
Bynum also said playing the 2011-12 season without a significant injury was one of his personal highlights. He said he would probably visit Germany to have the same blood-spinning treatment on his knees that Kobe Bryant had last summer. No date has been set, but it would probably happen in September.
In addition, Bynum said his relationship with fellow 7-footer Pau Gasol was strengthened this season, which paid off for both of them.
“We’ve grown a lot on and off the court,” he said. “There was a lot more passing between us. Always had the luxury (of having two 7-footers on the same team). When we both play and bring that energy, it’s tough on other teams. It’s tough for teams, it really is. We have to produce. We have to win. The last few years have kind of been tough on us.”