Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Bynum Flip-Flopping and PG Options

Yesterday us Lakers Nation fans got some exciting news pertaining to the rumors circulating the 2012-2013 team roster. According to Mike Bresnahan, Lakers beat writer for the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers had picked up the team option in Andrew Bynum’s contract. The $16.1 million pick up meant that Bynum would return to the Lakers for next season.

David McMenamin of ESPN paints a different picture; he claims that Bynum’s reps are expecting extension talks this summer, and that negotiations hadn’t in fact taken place. It looks like we have to wait a little bit longer to see what will happen with Bynum.

Talks of point guard options were also big today. Ramon Sessions proved to have an iffy end to the season, leaving many of us with the yearn for a stronger point guard. Ryan Ward of Lakers Nation gives us a break down of the top five point guard options for the Lakers in free agency. Here is a summary, but make sure to read the rest of his post while he explains why we may be seeing one of these men on the court next year:

#5 Mo Williams (player option)
#4 Chauncey Billups
#3 Ramon Sessions (player option)
#2 Steve Nash
#1 Deron Williams (player option)

Lakers Nation News

Team Officially Picks Up Option for Bynum

Garnett, Gasol Trade Possible?

Lakers Sign John Ireland, Mychal Thompson to Contract Extensions

Dream Team Documentary Remembers Greatest Team Ever

Dwight Howard “Loyalty” Shirt Available for Purchase

Top Five Point Guard Options for the Lakers in Free Agency

Team Still Considering Trading Andrew Bynum

Eric Musselman Named NBA D-League Select Team Head Coach

Lakers News

Money on the Mind [Forum Blue and Gold]

Lakers Pick Up Option on Bynum’s Contract [Silver Screen and Roll]

D-Will in LA? Is It the Lakers? [Nets Daily]

Lakers 2011-2012 Season: By The Numbers [Lakers Blog]

Gasol, The Humanitarian, Racks Up The Awards [ESPN LA]

Mike Brown’s a Worker, but Not a Leader [LA Times]

Kobe Bryant Report Card [ESPN LA]

Andrew Bynum, Free Agency, and Uncertainty [Forum Blue and Gold]

Lakers Off-Season: Bynum Contract Extension? [SB Nation]

Pau Gasol Watches Spinal Surgery at an LA Hospital [LA Times]

NBA News

Russell Westbrook, Post Game 5 Shirt [Loud City]

OKC One Win Away from the Finals [Dime Magazine]

Olshey takes Blazers GM Role, Departs Clippers [NBA.com]

Thunder Are the Best and Only Getting Better [SB Nation]

Bobcats Will Meet with Quinn Snyder About Job [ESPN LA]

Jordan Crawford Keeps His Shoes in the Fridge [The Basketball Jones]

Thunder Evolution Has Them on Doorstep of NBA Finals [SI.com]

Woodson says Lin is Knicks Starting PG, For Now [Pro Basketball Talk]

Chris Bosh Gametime Decision vs. Boston Celtics [ESPN]

Celtics Exceeding Expectations, Not Done Yet [Celtics Blog]

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